Marc Swanson named CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

From the press release:

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS), a leading theme park and entertainment company, today announced the appointment of Marc Swanson to the position of Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") and Treasurer. All changes are effective immediately. SeaWorld's Board of Directors (the "Board") unanimously approved the appointments.

Mr. Swanson previously served as interim CEO and has been with the Company for over 20 years, having held a number of leadership positions including as CFO and Treasurer. Ms. Gulacsy previously served as interim CFO and Treasurer and has been with the Company for eight years, having most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer.

Read the press release on PR Newswire.

Jeff's avatar

I'm surprised they promoted an internal candidate, but I also suspect no one from the outside wanted it, given the revolving door. If Scott Ross is still micromanaging the board and the exec team, I wonder how long this one will last.

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