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Brian .Walker Smith
Vice President S.E. Asia
WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.

A

Mr. Mike Abecassis
Chief Executive Officer
GameTime and General Vending
Eduardo Albor
CEO
Dolphin Discovery, Mexico
Kyle Allison, ICAE
General Manager/Owner
Andy Alligator’s Fun Park & Water Park
Mr. Bob Amoruso, ICAE
2nd Generation
Long Island Adventureland, NY
Samantha Annis, ICAL
Chief Operating Officer
Santa's Village Azoosment Park
Tori Arden
Manager, Talent Development
Universal Orlando Resort
Gerardo Arteaga, ICAE
Executive Director
Fantasilandia, Chile
Mr. Jason Arthur
Regional Director of Aquatics
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

B

Bruno Baldacci
Marketing Manager
Wet'n Wild
Kyle Banuelos
Co-founder and CEO
dotdotdash
Philip Barbie
Director of Merchandise
Busch Gardens
Chris Barker
Regional Manager
Elaut USA
Heather Barnes, M.A.
Director, Guest Experiences
Shedd Aquarium
Mrs. Marika Barranco
Guest Experience Administration Manager
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Lynton Barriball
Managing Director
Digital Photo Industries Pty Ltd
Erik Beard
Attorney
Wiggin & Dana LLP
Joel Beckerman
Founder, Composer + Producer
Man Made Music
Marcelo Beraldo Da Silva, ICAL
Executive Director
Parque da Monica, Brazil
Mark Berlin
Director of Operations
USS Midway Museum
Sheryl Bindelglass
CEO
SherylGolf
Mr. Mark Bingeman
President
Bingeman’s
Frederic Bouvard
CEO
Splash World
Sara Brady
President
Sara Brady Public Relations
Heather Brinckerhoff
Social Media Manager
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Sarah Brisky
Assistant Manager, Guest Experience Operations
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Michael Browning
CEO
Urban Air Adventure Parks
Mary Ann Bucklan
Director of Research
Employment Technologies Corporation
Ms. Christine Buhr
Owner
Shakers Family Fun Center
Bryon Bustamante
Food & Beverage/Retail Coordinator
NRH2O Family Waterpark
Craig Buster
General Manager
Wild Island Coconut Bowl

C

Albert Cabuco, ICAE
V.P./Food & Beverage
Palace Entertainment
Joseph Camarota III
Director of Operations
Alpha Omega Amusements
Bernie Campbell, ICAE
MA Regional VP Sales
Whirley DrinkWorks
Jordan Carter
Director of Marketing
Silverwood Theme Park
Lucas Castagna
Sales, South America
Intermark Ride Group
Mr. Daniel Catzman, ICAE
CEO
CG Consultors, Argentina
Mr. Gianni Chiari
owner
Technical Services, Italy
John Chidester.
National Marketing & Sales Manager
Crayola Experience
Geoff Chutter
Chief Executive Officer & President
WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
Paul Chutter
Chief Business Development Officer
WhiteWater West Industries Ltd
Abby Coombs
Project Lead, Interpretation
Event Communications
Bob Cooney
Consultant
Blue Laser Interactive
Jane Cooper .
President and Chief Operating Officer
Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation (HFE)
Robert Cordier
General Manager
Big Kahunas - Apex Parks Group
Thierry Coup
Universal Parks & Resorts
Mike Crowther
President
Indianapolis Zoo
Alex Curavo, ICAE
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

D

Ryan D'Amico
Vice President/GM
Laser Bounce
Victor Danau, ICAE
Director, Asia Pacific Development and Operations
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Chuck Davis
Senior Technical Director
Disney Parks and Resorts
Dr. Yvonne De La Peña
Director, BridgeUP: STEM
American Museum of Natural History
Scott Deisley .
Managing Director
Safety Skills Training DMCC
David Derda Universal Orlando Resort
Senior Director of Operations - Volcano Bay
Universal Orlando Resort
Nicholas Dimatteo
Midway Operations Director
Dave & Buster's
Julie Dion
Dion Marketing Company
Lisa Dolev, PH.D.
Founder & CEO
Qylur Intelligent Systems, Inc.
Chris Donohue
Vice President-Business Strategy and Partnerships
See Tickets

E

Staci Eakes
Assoc. Director of Operations - Entertainment
San Diego Zoo
Ashley Eckstein
Founder
Her Universe
Greg Edelson
Sales Consultant
Whirley-DrinkWorks!
Lisa Ellman
Partner & Leading Policy Lawyer
Hogan Lovells
Neil Engel
Creative Director
Universal Parks & Resorts

F

Gary Fawks
General Manager
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort / Apex Parks Group
Melissa Felder
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer
California Academy of Sciences
Ryan Fitzgerald
Co-Founder, Analytics
Net Conversion
Heidi Fleischer Moltner
Global Account Director
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Massimiliano Freddi
VP Strategic Development
Leolandia, Italy
Linda Freeman
Business Development Manager
Lenny Freund
Owner
Freund Family Foods

G

Chris Gantz
Creator & Managing Director
FireZone & Big Red Fun, Inc
Vern Gassen.
Director of Revenue
Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Philipp Geering
CEO
Geering Engineering
James Geiser
VP Marketing and Sales
Six Flags Theme Parks
Tom Geraghty
Dir of Advanced Technology
Universal Parks & Resorts
Mrs. Michael Getlan
Director of Enthusiasm and Opportunity!
Funfuzion
Ray Giang
Vice President
Management Resources
Adrea Gibbs, ICAE
Director of Operations
Planet Aqua Group
Christina Gilchrist
IT POS Manager
Ripley’s Entertainment
Franceen Gonzales
EVP Business Development
WhiteWater West Industries, CANADA
Rob Gordon, ICAM
Assistant Food and Beverage Director
Hershey Entertainment
Marc Gran
Sales Director
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company-Carowinds
Barb Granter
General Manager
Gilroy Gardens
David Gray
Human Resources Manager
Lagoon Amusement Park
Gordon Grice
Creative Director
Forrec
Tina Griffith
Director Of Food Services
Traders Village

H

Mr. Stephen Hanna, ICAM
Supervisor, Global Standards & Procedures
Universal Parks & Resorts
Chloe Hausfeld
Director, Marketing & Business Development
JRA
Gareth Hedges
President
The Redwoods Group
Jim Hekkers
Former Managing Director
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Matt Heller, ICAE
Founder
Performance Optimist Consulting
Mark Hervat
Manager, Art & Design
Disney Parks & Resorts
Suzanne Hewitt-Wallace
Managing Partner
Turfway Entertainment Management Group
Matthew Hoenstine
Principal of Destinations
Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.
Mike Holtzman
President
Profitable Food Facilities
Lindy Hoyer
Executive Director
Omaha Children's Museum
Kerra Hubbard
Volunteer and Intern Coordinator
Clearwater Marine Aquarium

J

John Jachim, ICAE
Director of Human Resources
Silverwood Theme Park - Boulder Beach Water Park
Darryl Jackson
President
Jackson Marketing
Keith James
CEO and Owner
JRA
Ryan Jeffery
Director, Parking Attractions
Saint Louis Zoo
Jeffrey Johnson, Esq.
Shareholder and Founder
Johnson Law Group
Janice Jokkel
CEO/Founder
Romp “N” Stomp
Randy Josselyn, ICAE
Principal – Wildlife and Conservation
Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.
Michael Jung
Creative Executive
Walt Disney Imagineering

K

David Katz
President
BMI Merchandise
Ms. Christine Kerr
Vice President
BaAM Productions
Collin Kerschner
General Manager
CrazyPinz Entertainment Center
Mr. David Kinne
HR Training Manager
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Brian Knoebel
Owner/Manager
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Dick Knoebel
Owner/President
Knoebels Grove Amusement Resort, 2014 IAAPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Kevin Kreczko
RWS Entertainment Group

L

Cesar Lago
Owner & Director
Mundo Cartoon Network Latin America, Argentina
Angela Lagos
Senior Manager of Diversity
Universal Parks & Resorts
Sylvain Lauzon
Senior Vice President / COO
Valcartier Vacation Village
Vivian Lee, ICAE
Executive Director, Business Development and Education
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Bill Lentz
Vice President
Palace Entertainment
Joseph Leung, ICAE
Executive Director, Revenue
Ocean Park Hong Kong
Dorothy Lewis
President
Fun Station Entertainment Group
Ms. Vanessa Lewis
Director of Reporting
Aquarium of the Pacific
Matthias Li, ICAE
Chief Executive
Ocean Park Hong Kong BCA
Curt Lindbert
Amusement Director
GameTime
Greg Loewen
CEO
Emmis Communications Corporation
Meg Lowman
California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences
Mr. Brad Loxley
Senior Amusement Park Manager
Luna Park Sydney
Dr. Scott Lukas
Consultant/Teacher
Culturespace

M

Michael MacDonald
Director Merchandise & Product
Player One Amusement Group
Dutch Magrath,
Owner
Amusement Products
Alan Mahony
Director of Operations
Dr. Cynthia Mamon
Enchanted Kingdom
Mr. Joel Manby
President/CEO
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
TJ Mannarino
Vice President, Entertainment Art & Design
Universal Orlando Resort
Vaki Mawema
Project Architect
Gensler Washington, DC
James Mayall
Operations Director
DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Inc.
Shawn McCoy
Vice President
Jack Rouse Associates
David McKenna
President
Brewster Travel Canada
Mr. Shaun McKeogh, ICAE
Vice President / Head International Training Academy
Management Resources / ProFun Management Group
Andy McNeely
Director of Operations
The Track Family Fun Parks
Tom Mehrmann, ICAE
Owner and Founder
Themed Advisors, Ltd
Jill Mellen, Ph.D.
Former Education & Science Director
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Jerry Merola
Chief Financial Officer
Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
Robert Minnick
President
RFM Consultants, LLC
Alanna Montoya
Senior Sales Manager
Stone Mountain Park
Manuel Morales, Jr., ICAE
President
Bowlera
Mr. Will Morey
President/CEO
Morey's Piers
Will Barrett Morey, ICAE
Operations Manager
Morey's Piers
Annaliese Morgan.
Senior Sales & Marketing Manager
Boomers in Irvine
Brian Morrow
VP Theme Park Experience Design
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Kristen Mulady
Costume Character Manager
Silverwood Theme Park

N

Eddie Newquist
Special Projects Lead
GES (Global Experience Specialists)
Andrew Ngo
Corp VP Culinary Operations
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Mr. David Novstrup, ICAE
Owner/Manager
Wylie Thunder Road

O

Ann-Maree O’Neill
Human Resources Manager
Southport Sharks
Mr. Tim O'Brien
HOF Inductee
Jackie Ogden, Ph.D.
Former Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Trent Oliver
CEO
Blue Telescope
Laura O'Neal
CEO and Founder
The Advice Lady, LLC
Michael Oostman
CEO
Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting

P

Hannah Paramore
President
Paramore | the digital agency
Curtis Parks
COO
Icon Attractions, LLC
Murilo Pascoal
Director
Beach Park, Brazil
Eric Pastoor
Pricetag Enterprise, The Netherlands
Mike Pastor
Head of Retail Ops
LEGOLAND California Resort
Jim Pattison, Jr., ICAE
President
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Jennifer Paul
Entertainment Manager
Hersheypark
Chris Perry, ICAE
Chief Executive Officer
WhiteWater Southeast Asia
Bret Pfost
General Manager
Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Chris Phelps
Training Specialist
Meeting the Challenge
Marc A. Pollack
General Manager
Boomers - Boca Raton
Ms. Donna Powell
Business & Administrative Services Manager
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Jeff Prystajko
Design
Accesso

R

George Reider
Magic Memories
Magic Memories
Terry Riddle, ICAE
Food Vice President, Silver Dollar City
Herschend Family Entertainment Corp.
Justin Ripp
Owner
Shenaniganz
Chris Rizzo
AVP, Business Operations
The Franklin Institute
Jack Roddy
Chief HR & Culture Officer
Tony Rodriguez
Food Service Manager
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Mr. Bob Rogers
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
BRC Imagination Arts
Joe Rohde
Veteran Executive
Walt Disney Imagineering
Randy Ross
Marketing Manager - Fraud Prevention
San Diego Zoo
Jennifer Ross, ICAE
Marketing/Sales Director
Triple Play Family Fun Park
Nikky Rossini
Show Producer, Creative Core
NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Rachel Rotella
General Manager
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Kevin Russell
PE, Corporate Controls Engineer
Herschend Family Entertainment
Chase Rynd
Executive Director
National Building Museum

S

Jonah Sandler
CEO and Founder
‎Scene75 Entertainment Center
Richard Sanfilippo, ICAE
President
Sam’s Fun City
James Saxe
Saxe, Inc.
Putt-Putt Fun House
Ms. Shannon Seip
Co-Founder
Bean Sprouts
Nancy Seruto
Executive Producer
Walt Disney Imagineering
Sonya Shannon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
VP, Human Resources
Busch Gardens, Tampa
Cynthia Sharpe
Principal
Thinkwell Group
Ms. Rosie Shepard
Director of Sales and Marketing
Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown
Mr. Ash Smart, ICAE
Deputy Managing Director
Harbour Park Ltd
Chris Spaudling
Director of Curation
Planet Aqua Group
Rachael Stafford
Project Director, Rocky Mountain ADA Center
Meeting the Challenge, Inc. (MTC)
Beth Standlee
Owner
Trainertainment
Jason Surrell
Creative Director
Universal Parks & Resorts
Mr. Ron Sutula
General Manager
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
Jeff Swanlund
Owner
King Putt LLC
Scott Swenson
Creative Director
Scott Swenson Creative Development, LLC

T

Mrs. Ann Tanner
Manager, Training and Professional Development
Museum of Science and Industry
Melissa Teates, CAE
Director, Industry Research and Analysis
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Scott Terrell
Dir of Animal & Science Ops
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Drew Tewksbury
Sr. VP
McGowan Amusement Group
Carla Thacker
Deputy Director, Guest Experiences
Museum of Science and Industry
Lisa Townsend
Vice President of Marketing and External Relations
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Scott Trowbridge
Portfolio Creative Executive
Walt Disney Imagineering
Mr. Henry Tyson
Executive Vice President
Colorvision International, Inc.

V

Nick Varney
Chief Executive Officer
Merlin Entertainments
Jarrid Vaughn
Sr Mgr, Visitor Experience
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Frank Vertolli
Co-Founder
Net Conversion
Jonathan Vigue, ICAE
Director of Revenue
Wild Adventures Theme Park
Evelyne Villame
Associate Co-Founder
La Boîte aux Enfants, France
Billy Vinton
Creative Director/Founder
dotdotdash
Claudette Vogelsang
VP Finance
Knott's Berry Farm

W

Nicole Walker
Training Manager & Deaf Services Coordinator
Silverwood Theme Park
Duncan Wardle
Independent Innovation and Design Thinking Consultant
id8&innov8
Maggie Warner
PR Manager
Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks
Jim Weigl
President
Virginia Toy and Novelty Company
Mike Wente
Chief Creative Officer
VML, Inc.
Bob White
Chief Operating Officer
Village Roadshow
Jason White, CPP
Managing Director, Safety and Security
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Jon Whitehead
Director of Business Development
Planet Aqua Group
Ken Whiting, ICAE
President
Whiting`s Foods
Marc Wiese
General Manager
Airway Fun Center
Douglas W. Wilkerson
Principal
Dynamic Designs & Associates, Studio 41b
Tom Williams
CEO
Universal Parks and Resorts, 2015 IAAPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Julie Wilson
Sales & Marketing Director
The Track Family Fun Parks
Philip Wilson
Vice President
Extreme Engineering
John Wood
Sally Corporation
Myra Wood, ICAE
Director of Marketing and Sales
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Laura Woodburn, ICAE
Director of Ride Operations
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Sondra Woods
Advertising Director
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk/Santa Cruz Seaside Co.
Siobhan Wright
Culinary Ops. Corp. Director
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Z

Barry Zelickson
Owner
Big Thrill Factory