Cedar Fair promotes Brian Witherow to CFO

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2012 9:00 AM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, is pleased to announce the promotions of Brian C. Witherow to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and David R. Hoffman to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

"After completing a six-month, national search for a new Chief Financial Officer, we concluded that we had the appropriate talent in-house," said Matt Ouimet, Cedar Fair's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Since joining Cedar Fair in June of this past year, I have been consistently impressed with both Brian and Dave. They have a deep understanding of our business model; are absolutely committed to the integrity of our financial management systems; and, are focused on delivering value to our unitholders. Additionally, they have proven to be highly effective thought partners with our other senior leaders, pushing continued discipline in cost management as well as championing new growth initiatives."

Witherow has been with Cedar Fair for 17 years. During this time he has served in a variety of roles including Director of Investor Relations, Treasurer and most recently as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to entering the amusement park industry, Brian served in various roles with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.

Hoffman joined Cedar Fair in 2006 as the Vice President of Corporate Tax. In 2010, Dave took on the additional responsibility of Vice President of Finance, leading the Company's Tax and Treasury functions. Prior to joining Cedar Fair, he served as a senior tax consultant with Ernst & Young.

Read the entire press release from Cedar Fair.

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