Jonathan S. Halkyard is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. In this role he oversees the company’s treasury investor relations and strategic planning departments in addition to directing the company’s accounting and business intelligence functions.
Since joining Harrah’s in 1999 Halkyard has played a number of key operations and finance roles having served as Director of Finance for Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Assistant General Manager of Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe and Assistant General Manager of Harrah’s Las Vegas prior to assuming the role of Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Harrah’s Entertainment. He assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2006.
Halkyard began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank as a Corporate Finance Associate in the Media Banking Group. From 1995 to 1999 he held several leadership positions in corporate development and operations with Landmark Communications.
Halkyard holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.