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Jim Allen
Chairman, Hard Rock International and CEO, Seminole Gaming

Responsible for gaming operations at the Seminole Tribe of Florida since 2001, James F. Allen has guided the development of Seminole Gaming into one of the world’s most profitable gaming entities, with seven casinos located throughout Florida. Allen led the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s 2007 acquisition of Hard Rock International, the first acquisition of a major international company by a North American Indian Tribe. He also guided successful Gaming Compact negotiations between the Seminole Tribe, the State of Florida and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Chairman of Hard Rock International, Allen oversees all operations of one of the most globally-recognized brands, known for rock music and its signature cafes, hotels, casinos, memorabilia and live concerts, with venues in 74 countries, including 177 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, plus Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

Allen led the development team for the highly successful Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., which opened in 2004, and he has directed Hard Rock International’s aggressive expansion program in the hotel and hotel-casino sectors. In addition to Tampa and Hollywood, Hard Rock hotels or hotel-casinos are located in exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. New Hard Rock Hotel or hotel-casino projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, London, Los Cabos, New York City, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China.

Allen is a gaming industry veteran with 37 years of experience and he has held executive positions with the Trump Organization, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hemmeter Companies, Park Place Entertainment and Sun International Resorts. A former member of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission Task Force on Gaming Regulation, Allen has lectured on countless casino industry topics at many professional conferences, governmental programs and college campuses, including the New Jersey Governor’s Business Development Conference and both Harvard and Cornell Universities.

Edward Tracy
CEO Hard Rock Japan LLC

Edward Matthew Tracy is the CEO of Hard Rock Japan LLC, a division created to support the company’s growth plans in the region. As development criteria is articulated as set forth by pending Integrated Resorts legislation, the division will continue to evolve under Tracy’s leadership.

Previously, Tracy led Sands China Ltd., a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp., in July 2010 as its President and Chief Operating Officer, becoming the company CEO and Executive Director in July 2011. Sands China is one of the world’s largest casino companies by revenue and is among the biggest U.S. investors in China at US$10 billion; with more than 28,000 team members, the company is the largest private sector employer in Macao and has a market value of nearly US$40 billion.

In October 2014, Harvard Business Review named Mr. Tracy as one of “The Best-Performing CEOs in the World” in its respected annual top 100 ranking. He has over 25 years of extensive hands-on management and development experience in the gaming and hospitality industries, including serving as Chairman and CEO of Capital Gaming, a multi-jurisdictional manager of regional casinos. He also served as President and CEO of the Trump Organization, where he was responsible for managing over 12,500 employees, 3,000 luxury hotel rooms and 240,000 square feet of casino space that produced annual revenues in excess of US$1 billion.

Tracy is a graduate of Albany University, attended Cornell University and studied a post-graduate program at the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Antonio Bautista
SVP of Company Cafe Operations

July 25, 2017 – Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands – has appointed Antonio Bautista as Senior Vice President of Company Cafe Operations. In this new role, Bautista, who has been with the company for more than 20 years, will lead the Cafe Operations team, including overseeing the brand’s Area Vice Presidents, Facilities team and Retail Operations. Bautista will report directly to President of Cafe Operations of Hard Rock International, Stephen Judge.

“Antonio’s dedication and long-standing history with the brand, combined with his valuable experience in the franchise and development space make him the perfect executive to be at the forefront of the cafe business,” said Stephen Judge, President of Cafe Operations of Hard Rock International. “We look forward to seeing Antonio excel in this position to oversee all corporate cafe operations worldwide, and assist with the growth and expansion of the organization.”

Bautista first joined Hard Rock International in 1994 and has continued his career growth within the company, from Restaurant Manager to General Manager at Hard Rock Cafe, to various roles within the Franchise Operations group, where he doubled the franchise portfolio and oversaw 70 new cafe openings. In his most recent position as Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations and Development, Bautista expanded the comprehensive, global development programs at franchise cafes in 74 countries.

Stephen Judge
President of Cafe Operations

Stephen K. Judge is the President of Cafe Operations for Hard Rock International. In this role, Judge oversees daily operations for 176 corporate and franchise locations around the world, while driving Hard Rock's world-famous branded retail merchandise business and growing and strengthening the Hard Rock Cafe portfolio.

Prior to joining Hard Rock, Judge was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Romacorp, overseeing 150 restaurants in 32 countries. Throughout his career, he has played key leadership roles in a number of academy/premier hospitality companies, including Bloomin' Brands, Darden Restaurants, MGM Mirage, Rosewood Hotels, in addition to working for several years in the cruise industry. For more than 30 years, Judge has overseen the inception of new restaurant and bar concepts, directed multi-year food and beverage menu evolution and led food preparation and guest service efforts with uncompromising attention to detail.

Stephen is originally from Liverpool, England, and played as a professional athlete in football (soccer). He also became a professional chef more than 30 years ago, after completing his apprenticeship in the United Kingdom. Stephen currently resides in the Orlando, Florida area with his wife, daughter and three sons.