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Abe Hong

Abe Hong has served as a director since June of 2018. Mr. Hong is currently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Discount Tire, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this role, Mr. Hong is responsible for all customer facing and back of house systems and people enabling the $5.0 billion retail company. He is also accountable for the digital technology strategy which is setting Discount Tire ahead of its competition in delivering innovative and game changing experiences both online and in their 950+ stores. Prior to Discount Tire, Mr. Hong served as SVP & CIO at Red Rock Resorts. At Red Rock Resorts, Mr. Hong played a critical role in the company’s public filing in 2016, and in the Company's overall digital modernization strategy. Before that, Mr. Hong was globally responsible for International IT, and all customer and back office technology at Starbucks Coffee Company. In that role, he led & supported the key IT initiatives that range from enabling the explosive international store growth, to the global roll out of a new POS, mobile application, and integrating retail infrastructures across 3 continents. He received a B.E. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.