Mary Jane (MJ) Brewer is a safety professional with over 25 years of experience specializing in theme park and water park operations. She has directly managed the safe operation of several municipal aquatic and recreation facilities, as well as several large, private sector theme park and water park properties. Additionally, she has extensive safety and compliance leadership experience as a senior member of the corporate teams for two multi-unit business operators.
MJ is currently the Executive Director for AIMS International, a non-profit 501(c)(6) association dedicated to improving amusement industry safety through leadership in education. In her most recent former role as Safety Specialist for REI (Recreation Engineering, Inc), MJ was responsible for water park and resort property safety inspections and operations audits. Additionally, in her role as VP of Operations for USTTC (US Technical Training Center), she was responsible for maintaining a website that offers continuing education opportunities for AIMS, NAARSO and California QSI certified inspectors.
MJ is active in many entertainment industry trade associations and safety forums. She is a member of NAARSO and AIMS and holds several certifications from both organizations. She is a member of IAAPA, currently serves on the Facility Operations Committee, and served for three years as a member of the Waterpark Committee. She is a former member of the WWA (World Waterpark Association) Education Committee and is a member of the ASTM F24 committee. MJ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management and Master of Science degree in Community Health and Exercise Science, both from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the collegiate varsity swim team.