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Carlos A. Ruisanchez

Carlos A. Ruisanchez, Director

Carlos Ruisanchez is a finance and entertainment executive with more than 25 years of experience. He was elected to Cedar Fair’s board of directors in 2019, chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the People, Culture & Compensation Committee.

Carlos served as the president and chief financial officer and a director of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PNK), an owner and operator of gaming, hospitality and entertainment businesses, from 2016 through its October 2018 acquisition by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ: PENN), owner and manager of gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations. He served as president of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. from May 2013 to April 2016 and chief financial officer from April 2011 to April 2016. Prior to becoming president in May 2013, he served as executive vice president since 2008 and executive vice president of strategic planning and development from 2008 to 2011. Before joining Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc., Mr. Ruisanchez was senior managing director at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., a brokerage investment advisory and corporate advisory services company, where he held various positions from 1997 to 2008. As senior managing director of Bear, Stearns & Co., he was responsible for corporate clients in the gaming, lodging and leisure industries, as well as financial sponsor banking relationships.

In November 2021, Mr. Ruisanchez was appointed to the board of directors of Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: SWX).

Mr. Ruisanchez is qualified to serve on the Board of Directors as a result of his broad financial background and experience as president and chief financial officer of a public entertainment company.

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Director Since 2019