Charles “Hank” Salemi is Park President of Six Flags Great America & Hurricane Harbor Chicago and Hurricane Harbor Rockford. With over 23 years at Six Flags, Hank has been in his current role since 2006. As Park President, he is responsible for a staff of 165 full-time and 4,500 seasonal team members and oversees all Finance, Sales & Marketing, Maintenance, Operations, In Park Revenue, HR/Safety activities for the parks.
Prior to his current role, Hank was chief marketing officer for Six Flags, overseeing all marketing and advertising for 40 parks worldwide. From 1997 – 2000, he was the marketing director at Six Flags Great America where he introduced Raging Bull, the world’s first hyper-twister roller coaster and the park’s tallest, longest, and fastest coaster at the time. Hank got his start in the industry with stints at Feld Entertainment before joining Ogden Corporation and then joining Six Flags.