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


Mr. Mike Abecassis
Eduardo Albor
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 Operations
Universal Orlando Resort
Gerardo Arteaga, ICAE
Executive Director
Fantasilandia, Chile
Mr. Jason Arthur
Regional Director of Aquatics
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.


Bruno Baldacci
Marketing Manager
Wet'n Wild Sao Paulo
Kyle Banuelos
Co-founder and CEO
Philip Barbie
Director of Merchandise
Busch Gardens
Chris Barker
No. Central Reg'l Mgr.
Elaut USA
Heather Barnes, M.A.
Director of the Aquatic Show and Live Programs
Shedd Aquarium
Marika Barranco
Senior Manager, Guest Experience
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Lynton Barriball
Managing Director
Digital Photo Industries Pty Ltd
Erik Beard
Managing Partner & General Counsel
International Ride Training LLC
Joel Beckerman
Founder, Composer + Producer
Man Made Music
Jeffrey Benson
Founder & CEO
Cinergy Entertainment Group, Inc.
Marcelo Beraldo Da Silva, ICAL
Executive Director
Parque da Monica, Brazil
Mark Berlin
Director of Operations
USS Midway Museum
Sheryl Bindelglass
Mr. Mark Bingeman
Bingeman’s Inc.
Frederic Bouvard
Splash World
Sara Brady
Sara Brady Public Relations
Heather Brinckerhoff
Social Media Manager
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Sarah Brisky
Assistant Manager, Guest Experience Operations
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Michael Browning
Urban Air Adventure Parks
Mary Ann Bucklan
Director of Research
Employment Technologies Corporation
Bryon Bustamante
Food & Beverage/Retail Coordinator
NRH2O Family Waterpark
Craig Buster
General Manager
Wild Island Coconut Bowl


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
Mr. Daniel Catzman, ICAE
CG Consultors, Argentina
Mr. Gianni Chiari
Technical Services, Italy
John Chidester.
National Marketing & Sales Manager
Crayola Experience
Geoff Chutter
CEO & President
WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
Paul Chutter
Chief Business Development Officer
WhiteWater West Industries Ltd
Abby Coombs
Project Lead, Interpretation
Event Communications
Bob Cooney
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
Indianapolis Zoo
Alex Curavo, ICAE
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/ Zoombezi Bay


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
Samantha Dawson
Senior Manager, Resort Operations – International
Universal Orlando
Dr. Yvonne De La Peña
Director, BridgeUP: STEM
American Museum of Natural History
Scott Deisley .
Managing Director
Safety Skills Training DMCC
David Derda
General Manager
Volcano Bay
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


Staci Eakes
Assoc. Director of Operations - Entertainment
San Diego Zoo
Ashley Eckstein
Her Universe
Greg Edelson
Ms. Lisa Ellman
Hogan Lovells
Neil Engel
Creative Director
Universal Parks & Resorts


Gary Fawks
General Manager
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort / Apex Parks Group
Melissa Felder
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer
California Academy of Sciences
Mr. Lucas Ferraz Ferraz
Lucas Ferraz Benício Castagna
ZiX Entertainment Consulting
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
Rockwell Automation
Lenny Freund
Freund Family Foods
Mimi Fu
Ocean Park Hong Kong


Chris Gantz
Creator & Managing Director
FireZone & Big Red Fun, Inc
Vern Gassen
Director of Food and Beverage
Holiday World
Philipp Geering
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!
Ray Giang
Vice President
Management Resources
Adrea Gibbs, ICAE
Director of Operations
Planet Aqua Group
Ms Christina Gilchrist
IT POS Manager
Ripley’s Entertainment
Franceen Gonzales
Executive VP of Business Development
WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd.
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
Tina Griffith
Director Of Food Services
Traders Village


Mr. Stephen Hanna, ICAM
Supervisor, Global Standards & Procedures
Universal Parks & Resorts
Chloe Hausfeld
Director, Marketing & Business Development
Gareth Hedges
The Redwoods Group
Jim Hekkers
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Matt Heller, ICAE
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
Profitable Food Facilities Worldwide
Lindy Hoyer
Executive Director
Omaha Children's Museum
Jeremy Hoyum
Jake ’s Unlimited
Kerra Hubbard
Volunteer and Intern Coordinator
Clearwater Marine Aquarium


John Jachim, ICAE
Director of Human Resources
Silverwood Theme Park - Boulder Beach Water Park
Darryl Jackson
Jackson Marketing
Keith James
CEO and Owner
Jeffrey Johnson, Esq.
Shareholder and Founder
Johnson Law Group
Janice Jokkel
Romp “N” Stomp
Randy Josselyn
Principal – Wildlife and Conservation
Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.


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


Cesar Lago
Owner & Director
Mundo Cartoon Network Latin America, Argentina
Ms Angela Lagos
Senior Manager of Diversity
Universal Parks & Resorts
Mr. 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
Creative Content Director
Fun Station Entertainment Group
Vanessa Lewis
Director of Reporting
Aquarium of the Pacific
Matthias Li, ICAE
Chief Executive
Ocean Park Hong Kong BCA
Curt Lindbert
Amusement Director
Greg Loewen
Emmis Communications Corporation
Meg Lowman
California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences
Brad Loxley
Senior Manager
Luna Park Sydney
Dr. Scott Lukas


Michael MacDonald
Director Merchandise & Product
Player One Amusement Group
Dutch Magrath,
Amusement Products
Alan Mahony
Pinnacle International Enterprise Limited
Cynthia Mamon
Enchanted Kingdom
Mr. Joel Manby
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
TJ Mannarino
Vice President, Entertainment Art & Design
Universal Orlando Resort
Vaki Mawema
Project Architect
Gensler Washington, DC
Jim Mayall
Director of Games and Merchandise
DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Inc.
Shawn McCoy
Vice President
Jack Rouse and Associates
David McKenna
President, Banff Jasper Collection
Brewster Travel Canada
Shaun McKeogh, ICAE
Management Resources/ProFun
Andy McNeely
Director of Operations
The Track Family Fun Parks
Jill Mellen, Ph.D.
Former Education & Science Director
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Jerry Merola
Chief Financial Officer
Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
Robert Minnick
RFM Consultants, LLC
Alanna Montoya
Senior Sales Manager
Stone Mountain Park
Manuel Morales, Jr., ICAE
Will Morey
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


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


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
Principal/Managing Director
Blue Telescope
Laura O'Neal
CEO and Founder
The Advice Lady, LLC
Michael Oostman
Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting


Hannah Paramore
Paramore Digital
Curtis Parks
Icon Attractions, LLC
Murilo Pascoal
Beach Park, Brazil
Eric Pastoor
Pricetag Enterprise, The Netherlands
Mike Pastor
Head of Retail Ops
LEGOLAND California Resort
Mr. Jim Pattison, Jr., ICAE
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Jennifer Paul
Entertainment Manager
Chris Perry, ICAE
Chief Executive Officer
WhiteWater Southeast Asia
Bret Pfost
General Manager
Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Marc A. Pollack
General Manager
Boomers - Boca Raton
Ms. Donna Powell
Business & Administrative Services Manager
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Jeff Prystajko
Sr. Designer


Terry Riddle, ICAE
V.P. Food and Beverage
Silver Dollar City
Justin Ripp
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
Nicola Rossini
Executive Producer, Owner
Riding Chaos, LLC
Rachel Rotella
General Manager
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Kevin Russell
Corporate Engineer
Herschend Family Entertainment
Chase Rynd
Executive Director
National Building Museum


Rosie Salas
Director of Marketing
Jonah Sandler
‎Scene75 Entertainment Center
Richard Sanfilippo, ICAE
Sam’s Fun City
James Saxe
Saxe, Inc.
Putt-Putt Fun House
Shannon Seip
Bean Sprouts
Nancy Seruto
Executive Producer
Walt Disney Imagineering
Sonya Shannon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
VP, Human Resources
Busch Gardens, Tampa
Cynthia Sharpe
Principal, Cultural Attraction Research
Thinkwell Group
Rosie Shepard
Director of Sales and Marketing
Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown
James Silson
Show Director & Puppet Master
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Chris Spaudling
Director of Curation
Planet Aqua Group
Rachael Stafford, Esq.
Stafford Accessibility Consultants
Beth Standlee
Jason Surrell
Creative Director
Universal Parks & Resorts
Ron Sutula
General Manager
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
Jeff Swanlund
King Putt LLC
Scott Swenson
Owner/Creative Director
Scott Swenson Creative Development, LLC


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
Henry Tyson
Executive Vice President
Colorvision International, Inc.


Nick Varney
Chief Executive Officer
Merlin Entertainments
Jarrid Vaughn
Sr Mgr, Visitor Experience
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Frank Vertolli
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
Claudette Vogelsang
Vice President of Finance and Technology
Knott's Berry Farm


Nicole Walker
Training Manager & Deaf Services Coordinator
Silverwood Theme Park
Duncan Wardle
Independent Innovation and Design Thinking Consultant
Maggie Warner
PR Manager
Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks
Jim Weigl
Virginia Toy and Novelty Company
Shawn Welch
Director of Organizational Culture
Typhoon Texas
Mike Wente
Chief Creative Officer, North Amercia
VML, Inc.
Bob White
Chief Operating Officer
Village Roadshow
Jason White, CPP, ICAE
Managing Director, Corporate and Entertainment Complex Safety and Security
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Jon Whitehead
Director of Business Development
Planet Aqua Group
Ken Whiting, ICAE
Whiting`s Foods
Marc Wiese
General Manager
Airway Fun Center
John Wikstrom
Magic Memories
Douglas W. Wilkerson
Dynamic Designs & Associates, Studio 41b
Tom Williams
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, USA
John Wood
Sally Corporation
Myra Wood, ICAE
Director of Marketing and Sales
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
Laura Woodburn, ICAE
Director of Attractions and the Guest Experience
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Sondra Woods
Advertising Director
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk/Santa Cruz Seaside Co.
David Woody
Sr. Show Producer
NBCUniversal, Inc.
Siobhan Wright
Culinary Ops. Corp. Director
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment


Barry Zelickson
Big Thrill Factory