Wesley R. Edens
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Edens has been Chairman of our Board of Directors since inception. He also served as our Chief Executive Officer from inception until February 2007. Mr. Edens is a principal and a Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group LLC and member of the Management Committee of Fortress since co-founding Fortress in May 1998. Mr. Edens is responsible for the private equity and publicly traded alternative investment businesses of Fortress Investment Group LLC.
Prior to co-founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where he headed BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. In addition, Mr. Edens was formerly a partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers.
William J. Clifford
Mr. Clifford has been a member of our Board of Directors and a member of our Audit Committee and chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since June 2018.
Mr. Clifford served as the Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., a gaming-focused real estate investment trust, from February 2013 through 2018. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Clifford served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Penn National Gaming, Inc., an operator of gaming and racing facilities. Prior to his employment with Penn National Gaming, Inc., Mr. Clifford served in various operational finance roles for a variety of casinos in Las Vegas and the Bahamas. In addition, Mr. Clifford served as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Intrawest Holdings, Inc. from 2014 - 2017.
Benjamin M. Crane
Mr. Crane has been a member of our Board of Directors and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors since April 2019.
Mr. Crane is an American professional golfer, who has been a member of the PGA tour since December 2001, when he was awarded his PGA tour card for 2002. Mr. Crane is actively involved in several charities, including the Crane Foundation, which he started with his wife Heather. The purpose of the Crane Foundation is to help others reach new heights and levels of achievement and spirituality in their lives through gifts, grants and additional resources. His charity also supports several other charities including the College Golf Fellowship, Forward Edge International, H.O.P.E Farm Inc., Love146 Inc., the St. Bernard Project and Young Life. Mr. Crane received his B.A. from the University of Oregon.
Mr. Sbarbaro has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2022.
Mr. Sbarbaro brings to the Board over 21 years of experience in the golf industry. Since 1999, he has worked in a variety of roles at TaylorMade Golf Company where he is currently an executive in the global tour operations function. He has represented TaylorMade as lead representative to a variety of top-ranked PGA tour golfers. Mr. Sbarbaro’s has extensive knowledge, skill, expertise and experience in the industry, as well as connections to the game of golf and its followers. Mr. Sbarbaro holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, from which he graduated in 1993, and was a member of the 1990 NCAA championship team.