Posted Wednesday, December 3, 2003 10:38 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Six Flags Fiesta Texas GM Melinda Ashcraft will move to Six Flags Over Georgia where she'll assume the role of senior vice president and GM of Six Flags Over Georgia. She previously worked as a teen at the park and spent time at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
Read more from The San Antonio Buisiness Journal.
I guess you can call it a managment rotation program,much like their ride rotation program...let's hope it works out for the company so they'll see a better profit next year.
We will miss her dearly, she was a very visible GM at Fiesta, and made enthusiasts feel very welcomed.
Rampage, I believe you have it "spot on", but add in SFA as ONE of those "others"...IIRC.
Melinda Ashcraft was an original employee when SFOG opened to the public in 1967, and continued to work at the park - finally as the Director of Food Services. In 1998 she was promoted to the GM position at SFKK. After her stint there (she oversaw the ACE Con), in 2001 she left for SFFT when Odum left for SFOG.
Both are considered "walking around" managers - very knowledgeable about the parks and the people who work there. Odum's tenure at SFOG has significantly improved customer survey satisfaction results, and his promotion looks to be the SFI acknowledgment that something has been going right at the park. Hopefully things will continue to improve at the Georgia properties, as well as the entire Central Divsion.
Melinda's promotion sounds like a positive for SFoG. I was at SFFT over the summer and really enjoyed the park.
The last time I happened to run into her was upon arrival at the park once in 03...she was helping out & observing the conditions of the entry plaza.
I'm also glad to see she's been with the company since 1967. The people I've talked to say she is a very "hands-on" manager.
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