- New role of Chief Transformation Officer, filled by current Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Treasurers.Internal Interim CFO and Finance Officer Appointed
- The role of Co-Chief Parks Operations Officer was created. florida park and nonflorida park
- three new park directors announced at parks in Orlando When San Antonio
- Appointment of Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)
orlando, florida, January 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced a Announced the promotion of eight leaders. Term value creation. This includes forming a new chief in his Transformation Officer role and appointing two veteran park leaders. florida Leading the park and all other nonflorida park. The company has also named an interim CFO and treasurer, three new Park presidents, and his new CAO. All roles include promotion from within the organization.
Mark Swanson, SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am pleased to announce these important leadership promotions and organizational changes.
Swanson continued, “We are proud of the progress we have made over the past few years as we emerge from the pandemic, deliver industry-leading results, and have an even stronger and more profitable business. , new rides, attractions, events, and a fantastic lineup of new and improved park venues and services. The changes announced today will drive increased revenue, improved in-park experience and operational execution, and cost improvements. Management is committed to reaching out to stakeholders, including the millions of guests who enjoy the parks each year, ambassadors across the company, the communities in which we operate, our partners and investors. It puts us in a stronger position to deliver value.”
Current Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer shell adams You have been promoted to your new position of Chief Transformation Officer. In this new role, Adams will be responsible for streamlining and redesigning organizational processes and implementing high-value initiatives to ensure the successful execution of our transformation strategy. She will also be responsible for leading the company’s business development and growth activities. Adams joined the company last year from The Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas Among other things, he was responsible for driving business transformation and process improvement across the organization.
Jim Forrester Promoted to Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Forrester said he has been with SeaWorld since 2019, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance for Orlando Park, which includes SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. He has over 20 years of theme park finance experience, including at The Walt Disney Company. walt disney worldand Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.
Two experienced park leaders have been promoted to joint positions of Chief Park Operations Officer (CPOO). The CPOO is jointly responsible for overseeing all park operations. Kyle Miller Promoted to CPOO. florida park. Miller has been president of SeaWorld in Orlando, Discovery in Cove and Aquatica in Orlando since 2019, and has been with the company for about 28 years. Byron Surlett Promoted to CPOO.florida park. Surlett has been Park’s president of SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica San Antonio since 2019, and will celebrate his 47th anniversary with the company in June.
Three leaders were elevated to the position of President Park. This includes John ‘JP’ Peterson, who has been promoted to Park his president at SeaWorld Orlando. Peterson has been with SeaWorld for nearly 30 years, and since 2019 he has been SeaWorld’s vice president of zoo operations in Orlando. Bradley Gilmour Promoted to Park President of Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove. For the past four years, Gilmour has served as Discovery Cove’s Vice President of Park Operations, 2023 mark his 20th years with the company. Jodie Davenport Promoted to Park President of SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica San Antonio. Davenport said he has been with SeaWorld since 2020, most recently serving as vice president of finance and IT for the park. Prior to joining SeaWorld, Davenport spent nearly 20 years in his Six Flags career, holding various financial roles, including Finance Director.
Shekfe Boil was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer and reported to the Chief Financial Officer and Finance Officer. Boyle, in her ninth year at Seaworld Entertainment, most recently served as the company’s Corporate Controller and Vice President of Accounting. Prior to joining SeaWorld, he was an audit manager in public accounting. Boyle is a CPA.
All promotions and changes are effective immediately.
About SeaWorld Entertainment
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company that provides meaningful experiences and inspires guests to protect the world’s animals and wild wonders. We are one of the world’s leading zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively manages what he believes to be one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has led advances in animal management. The company also rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned or abandoned marine and terrestrial animals with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.sea world® Rescue teams have rescued over 40,000 animals in need in the company’s history. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of name brands, including SeaWorld®Busch Gardens®Aquatica®Sesame Place® and sea rescue®Over our 60+ year history, we have built a diverse portfolio of 12 destinations and regional theme parks grouped into key markets. usa, many of which showcase their unique animal collections. The Company’s theme parks feature a wide variety of rides, shows and other attractions that appeal to a wide range of demographics, providing guests with memorable experiences and strong value propositions.
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