A

Mike Abecassis
CEO
GameTime
Sharon Aguillen
Vice President of Production
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Mohamed Al Zaabi
Chief Executive Officer
Miral
Kyle Allison
General Manager
Andy Alligator’s Fun Park
Michael Amaro, Esq.
Partner
Amaro/Baldwin LLP
Tim Anderson
President
Traders Village Ltd.
Samantha Annis, ICAL
Chief Operating Officer
Santa's Village Azoosment Park
Tori Arden
Manager, Talent Development Operations
Universal Orlando Resort
Felipe Arteaga
Business Project Manager
Happyland
Jason Arthur
Regional Director of Aquatics
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
RIK ATHORNE
Senior Creative Business Director
WETA Workshop
Eva Au Yeung
Events & Entertainment Director
Ocean Park

B

Maria Bailey
CEO
BSM Media
Tiffany Bailey
Vice President of Client Service & Owner/Partner with Directions Research
Directions Research
Kerri Bair
Director, Planning and Industrial Engineering
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Carissa Baker
Professor
Seminole State College, University of Central Florida
Bruno Baldacci
Marketing Manager
Wet'n Wild Sao Paulo
Philip Barbie
Director of Merchandise
Busch Gardens
John Barbieri
Chief Operating Officer US
Picsolve
Clay Barnes
Associate Director, Loss Control
Specialty Insurance Group
Heather Barnes
Director, Aquatic Presentations and Live Programs
John G. Shedd Aquarium Chicago, United States
Marika Barranco
Senior Manager, Guest Experience
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Lynton Barriball
Managing Director
Digital Photo Industries Pty Ltd
Jon Bartley
Director of Business Development
Studio 41b
Michael Baumann
Manager - Carnival Games, Vending Ops, and Carnival Buying
Universal Studios Hollywood
Erik Beard
Managing Member and General Counsel
International Ride Training LLC
Denise Beckson
Director - Waterpark Operations / HR
Morey's Piers, Beachfront Waterparks and Resorts
Jim Bennington
National Games Manager
Lucky Strike Entertainment
Kyle Berger
Amusement Sales
Betson Enterprises
Frederic Bertley
CEO
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Kate Bickert
Senior Director, Engagement and New Initiatives
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Sheryl Bindelglass
CEO
SherylGolf
Mr. Mark Bingeman
President
Bingeman’s Inc.
Andrea Bisi
International Sales Director
Embed
Christopher Blackman
Chief Information Officer
Empire State Realty Trust
Rick Bojahra
Global Director Information Technology and Systems
WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd.
Jean Mary Bongiorno
Assistant Director, Groups and Tours, Special Events and Affiliate Programs
Museum of Modern Art
Alexander Brewer
Sales Director
Sparez Entertainment
Mary Jane Brewer
Vice President of Operations
US Technical Training Center
Jason Britton
Director of Partnership Development
University of Cincinnati
Michael Browning
CEO
Urban Air
Brandon Bruce
Manager, Communications
SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando
Bettina Buckley
Vice President of Disney Parks Live Entertainment
Walt Disney World Resort
Christine Buhr
Owner
Shakers Family Fun Center
Travis Burke
Corporate Director
Grupo Dolphin Discovery
Bryon Bustamante
Food & Beverage/Retail Coordinator
NRH2O Family Waterpark
Bridgette Bywater
Director of Park Operations
Worlds of Fun, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

C

Albert Cabuco, ICAE
V.P./Food & Beverage
Palace Entertainment
Joseph Camarota III
Director of Operations
Alpha Omega Amusements
Michael Campbell
President Emeritus
Carolwood Pacific Historical Society/Carolwood Foundation
Valeria Canon
ICAE, ICAM y Gerente Administrativo, Comercial y de Recursos Humanos
Aquopolis Parque Acuático y Complejo El Griego
Mike Carrillo
SVP and Chief Evangelist
FetchRev
Jordan Carter
Director of Marketing
Silverwood Theme Park
Robert Cassetti
Senior Director, Creative Strategy
Corning Museum of Glass
Paul Cavanaugh
Partner
Daly Cavanaugh LLP
Karen Cerros
Senior Manager, FEC Operations
Player One Amusement Group, A Cineplex Business
Mike Chamberlain
Innovation Director, Guest Experience
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Bob Chapek
Chairman; Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
John Chidester
Principle
Chidester Consulting Group
Ms. Gina Claassen, ICAE
Corporate Safety Director
Herschend Family Entertainment
Peter Cliff
Creative Director
Holovis
Noble Coker
Chief Simian
Apex Parks and Entertainment Services
Sarah Cole
V.P., Guest Experience
Adler Planetarium
Ms. Jessica Coleman
Consultant in Organizational Effectiveness and Employee Engagement
JB Coleman, Culture Builders
Frank Conway
Chief Product Officer
VenueNext
Kelly Correia
Senior Vice President
Moroch Partners
Holly Michelle Costa
Dir, Technical Services
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Alex Curavo, ICAE
Assistant Director of Food & Beverage
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium/ Zoombezi Bay

D

David Daly
Managing Partner
Daly Cavanaugh LLP
Cindy Damschroder
Associate Professor/Director for Design and Arts Initiatives
University of Cincinnati
Heather Darling
Development Officer
The Dali Museum
Matt Dawson
Senior Director
Forrec Ltd.
Rob Decker
Senior Vice President, Planning and Design
Cedar Fair L.P.
Douglas DeLancey
PMO/PSS Section Chief
DHS Office for Bombing Prevention
Mike Denninger
V.P. Theme Park Development
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
David Derda
General Manager
Volcano Bay
Nicholas DiMatteo
Midway Operations Director
Dave & Buster's
Julie Dion
President
DION Marketing Company
Brian Duke
New Business Development
Sacoa Playcard Systems
Jim Dunn
Executive Vice President
Aquatic Development Group, Inc.

E

Staci Eakes
Assoc. Director of Operations - Entertainment
San Diego Zoo
Jamie Elswick
Business Solutions Architect
Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.
Jillian Enterline
Senior Digital Strategist
Bright Red/TBWA

F

Melissa Felder
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer
California Academy of Sciences
Michelle Flick
Assistant Director or Partnership Development
University of Cincinnati
Gabriela Flores Riutort
Gerente Comercial, Comunicación y Marketing
Neverland Argentina
Todd Foley
Assistant Professor, Educator Director for Engineering and Technology Initiatives
University of Cincinnati
Linda Freeman
Business Development Manager
Rockwell Automation
Lenny Freund
Owner
Freund Family Foods

G

Lathan Gareiss
CEO & Head Designer
ARC Studios
Vern Gassen
Director of Food and Beverage
Holiday World
Philipp Geering
CEO
Geering Engineering
James Geiser
VP Marketing and Sales
Six Flags Theme Parks
Suzanne Gendron
Executive Director, Zoological Operations & Education
Ocean Park
Paul Gibbons
Founder and CEO
New Vue Solutions
Adrea Gibbs
Managing Director
Planet Aqua Group
Christina Gilchrist
IT POS Manager
Ripley’s Entertainment Inc.
Gaylee Gillim
General Counsel
Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay
Aaron Glade
Attractions Operations Entertainment & Projects
Studio City Macau
Franceen Gonzales
Executive VP of Business Development
WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd.
Marc Gran
Sales Director
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company-Carowinds
David Gray
Human Resources Manager
Lagoon Amusement Park
Jim Greene
Director, Retail Location Strategy
Walt Disney World Resort
Tina Griffith
Director Food Services
Traders Village
Amrita Gurney
Vice President of Marketing
CrowdRiff
Erik Guthrie
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Lasertag.com by Zone

H

John Hallenbeck
Vice President
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Frank Hamedl
Event Operations Team Leader
Universal Orlando
Ken Handler
Principal
Global Management Amusement Professionals
Neva Heaston
Private Destinations Manager
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Darrin Heisey
Vice President of Information Technology
Par Tech
Samantha Helgeson
Senior Manager, Resort Operations – International
Universal Orlando
Matt Heller
Founder
Performance Optimist Consulting
Liz Hendrix
Director, Retail
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Ron Herdy
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Technology Architect
UN Services Corp
Joseph Hernandez
Manager of Guest & Member Services
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Kate Higbee
Director, Guest Experiences
Museum of Science & Industry
Mike Holtzman
CEO/President
Profitable Food Facilities Worldwide
Jaap Hoogstraten
Director of Exhibitions
The Field Museum
Rupert Hough
Games and Photography Operations Director
Merlin Entertainments Group
Todd Hougland, ICAE
Executive Producer & General Manager
The Producers Group, LLC
Jeremy Hoyum
Owner/Operator
Jake ’s Unlimited
Neal Hubert
Senior Research Consultant
Directions Research

J

Taylor Jeffs
President & Chief Creative Officer
Legacy | GGE
Matthew Jelley
Ripley's Cavendish
Boyd Jensen
Managing Partner
Garrett & Jensen
Bob Johnson
President
Outdoor Amusement Business Assocation (OABA)
Janice Jokkel
Training Specialist
TrainerTainment
Randy Josselyn
Principal – Wildlife and Conservation
Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.

K

Jim Kessler
Owner
Lasertron
David Kinne
Training and Development Manager
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Jody Kneupper
General Manager
ProParks Management Company, LLC
Brian Knoebel
Owner/Manager
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Vova Kuzniatsou
Manager
JSC Eastern European Company

L

Nadine Lamberski, DVM, Dipl ACZM, Dipl ECZM (ZHM)
Chief Animal Health Officer
San Diego Zoo Global
Armando Lanuti
President
Creative Works
Hans Lau
Entertainment Director
Hainan Ocean Paradise
John Lawn
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Stevan Layne, CPP, CIPM, CIPI
Founding Director
International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP)
Bill Lentz
Vice President
Palace Entertainment
Vanessa Lewis
Director of Reporting
Aquarium of the Pacific
Zhaohu Liang
Deputy Director of the Amusement Department of CSEI
China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI)
Josh Liebman
Director of Business Development
Amusement Advantage
Richard Lindhorn
Director of Development
VivoAquatics
Óscar Eduardo López Sandoval
Manager of Information Technology
Six Flags México
Brad Loxley
Senior Manager
Luna Park Sydney

M

Roland Mack
Founder
Europa-Park
Dutch Magrath
President
Amusement Products, Inc.
Kathy Mangum
Senior Vice President, Walt Disney World Portfolio Executive
Walt Disney Imagineering
Sarah May
Manager of Admissions
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Jim Mayall
Director of Games and Merchandise
DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Inc.
Amanda Mayberry
Guest Experience Administration Supervisor
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Steve Mayers
Airport Director, Customer Experience, ADA and Title VI Coordinator
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Thane Maynard
Zoo Director
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Howard McAullife
Owner
Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shawn McCoy
Vice President
Jack Rouse and Associates
Shaun McKeogh
Founder & President
Attractions Academy
Carolyn McLean
Communications Consultant for Urban Air Adventure Parks
Kglobal
Michael McSparran
I.T. Ticketing System Admin
San Diego Zoo
Michael Mehlhorn
Vice President Technical Services
Universal Parks & Resorts International Operations
Tom Mehrmann
President & General Manager
Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort
Jerry Merola
Chief Financial Officer
Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
Ellen Meyer
Product Safety and Government Affairs Manager
Lonza Water Treatment
Patrick Michael
Head of Research and Development
Sega United Kingdom
Kim Mika
Regional Sales Manager
Sprinklr
Robert Minnick
President
RFM Consultants, LLC
JASON MITCHELL
North American Sales Rep
Intercard, Inc.
Ted Molter
Chief Marketing Officer
San Diego Zoo Global
Bob Montgomery
Chief Executive Officer
Longleat House and Safari Park
Heather Moore
Games Manager
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Mark Moore
General Manager
Gulf Islands Waterpark
Will Barrett Morey, ICAE
Operations Manager
Morey's Piers
Stan Morrell
Director - Ent., SE, Park Sponsorships, Guest Experiences
Herschend Family Entertainment
Brian Morrow
Owner
BMorrow Productions
Tim Murphy
Chief Executive Officer
Rebounderz

N

Genevieve Norris
Park Manager
Seabreeze Amusement Park
Rob Norris
President
Seabreeze Park
Geoff Norton
Attorney
Norton & Melnik, APC
Michael Nowak
International Development and Marketing
Rhode Island Novelty

O

Laura O'Neal
Training Specialist
TrainerTainment
Stacy Ososkie
Public Relations Director
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Pete Owens
Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
The Dollywood Company
Christopher Ozimek
General Manager
Crayola Experiences

P

Audrey Padgett
General Manager
SEA LIFE Charlotte - Concord Aquarium
Hector Pages
Vice President, Client Solutions
Response Media
Margreet Papamichael
Director
CLEAR Associates
Sonya Parham-Shannon, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
VP, Human Resources
Busch Gardens, Tampa
Steven Paris
Chief Operating Officer
Elaut USA, Inc.
Sharon Parker
Communications Manager
Six Flags Over Texas
Jennifer Paul
Entertainment Manager
Hershey Park
Tyler Pellerin
Guest Experience Manager
LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Debbie Petersen
Vice President Creative Design & Development
Walt Disney Imagineering
Richard Peterson
President & CEO
US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council
Luc Peumans
Founder
Painting with Light BVBA
Bret Pfost
Regional General Manager
Aramark Company
Darryl Pickett
Show Writing and Creative Content
Independent Consultant
Carrie Pinkley
Director of Social Media
Moroch
R. Lee Pitts
Chief Operating Officer
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Marc Pollack
Director of Games
Apex Parks Group
Tracey Powell
Vice President, Revenue Management
Walt Disney World
Laure Preston, CHMM, ARM, CFPS
Director, Loss Control
Specialty Insurance Group
Jeff Prystajko
Sr. Designer
ACCESSO

Q

Rachel Quinn
General Manager, Magic Kingdom Entertainment,
Walt Disney World Resort

R

Anne Rashford
Director, Special Exhibitions and Business Partnerships
Museum of Science and Industry Chicago
Stephane Raymond
Creative Director, Creative Department Manager, Theme Park Operation Lead & Producer
Moment Factory
Sabra Reyes
Director of Human Resources
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Terry Riddle, ICAE
V.P. Food and Beverage
Silver Dollar City
Iliana Rodriguez
Especialista en Relaciones Públicas
Experiencias Xcaret, México
Mr. Maximilian Roeser
Head of Marketing
Mack Rides GmbH & Co. KG
Bob Rogers
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
BRC Imagination Arts
David Rosenberg
General Manager of Guest of Experience
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Jennifer Ross
Marketing/Sales Director
Triple Play, Inc.
Nicola Rossini
Show Producer
Universal Creative
Kevin Russell
Corporate Engineer
Herschend Family Entertainment

S

Rosie Salas
Director of Marketing
TrainerTainment
Tim Samson
Brand Manager
Morey's Piers
Tony Sanders
Games, Arcades & Attractions Manager
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Brian Sands
Vice President-Economics
AECOM
Richard Sanfilippo, ICAE
President
Sam’s Fun City
Anne Savage
Executive Director
Proyecto Titi, Inc
Dan Sawatzky
Creative Director
Imagination Corporation
Greg Schaefer
Midwest Regional Manager
Autoclear LLC
Justin Sefcik
Director of Operations
Texas State Aquarium
Shannon Seip
Co-Founder
Bean Sprouts
Jeffrey Senita, Ph.D.
Animator
id Software
Nancy Seruto
Vice President, Shanghai Disney Resort Executive Producer
Walt Disney Imagineering
Cynthia Sharpe
Principal, Cultural Attractions & Research
Thinkwell Group
Alon Shatil
VP, GM
East Park London
Gongtian Shen
Vice President
China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI)
Rosie Shepard
Director of Sales and Marketing
Wet 'n' Wild SplashTown
Alicia Shoults
Marketing & Public Relations Director
Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
Bryan Sieling
Associate Director, Office of Project Management and Planning Assistant Director
National Museum of African American History & Culture
Ash Smart
Deputy Managing & Financial Director
Harbour Park, United Kingdom
Wes Smart
Managing Director
Harbour Park, United Kingdom
Nadira Sookram
Marketing & Press Coordinator
Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort™
Mary Southwick
Director of Training
TrainerTainment
Rachael Stafford, Esq.
President
Stafford Accessibility Consultants
Ryan Stana
Founder and CEO
RWS Entertainment Group
Ben Story
CEO
Avius
Mary Stuart
President/CEO
Luna Park
Sharon Stulberg
Senior Director, Global Business Development
American Museum of Natural History
Jeff Swanlund
Owner
King Putt LLC
Scott Swenson
Owner/Creative Director
Scott Swenson Creative Development, LLC

T

Tony Tallarico
New Business Development FEC & Amusement Sales
QubicaAMF
Melissa Teates, CAE
Director, Industry Research and Analysis
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
Drew Tewksbury
Sr. VP
McGowan Amusement Group
Carla Thacker
Deputy Director, Guest Experiences
Museum of Science and Industry
Melissa Timco
Director of Amusement Park Industry Division
Baynum Painting Inc.
Jay Trietley
General Manager
Alley Cats Entertainment

V

Kim Valadez
Sales & Marketing Director
Incredible Pizza Company-Conroe, TX
Melissa Valiquette
Vice President, Epcot
Walt Disney World Resort
Rodrigo Valverde
CEO
Costa Rica Sky Adventures
Andres Vanegas Ruiz, ICAE
Director de Operaciones
Carruseles S.A.
Diana Vega
Guest Service Manager
Zoo Miami
David Velazquez
Director of Guest Experience
Santa Barbara Zoo
Cade Vereen
Director of Revenue
Typhoon Texas
Jonathan Vigue, ICAE
Director of Revenue
Wild Adventures Theme Park
Jesper Vilstrup
General Manager
LEGO House
Claudette Vogelsang
Vice President of Finance and Technology
Knott's Berry Farm

W

Nicole Walker
Director of Guest Experience & Culture
Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach
Wes Walker
Director of Corporate Safety & Security
Santa Cruz Seaside Company
Adam Walkover
Market Specialist and Consulting Chef
Gordon Food Service
Sean Walls
Senior Manager, Marketing & Experience Transformation
Universal Orlando Resort
David Walsh
President & Chief Advisor
Zoo Advisers, LLC.
Lynn Walsh
Accessibility and Inclusion Manager
Shedd Aquarim
James Ward
President, CEO
Wildlife Trading Company & Wildlife Artist, Inc.
Maggie Warner
PR Manager
Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks
Kenna Watters
Marketing Director
Jake’s Unlimited
RJ Watters
Owner
Fourth Element Marketing
Bonnie Weber
Senior Vice President, In-Park Services
Six Flags Theme Park
Lindsay Weeks
VP, Integrated Media Director
Moroch Partners
Jim Weigl
President
Virginia Toy and Novelty Company
Allen Weisberg
Chief Executive Officer
Apple Industries
Denise Weston
Director of Imagination
Apptivations, LLC/ White Water Industries, Ltd.
Kim Wheeler
Training Specialist/Sales
TrainerTainment
Mark White
Copywriter and Creative Strategist
Self Employed
Jason White, CPP, ICAE
Managing Director, Corporate and Entertainment Complex Safety and Security
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company
Ken Whiting ICAE
President
Whiting's Foods
Ms. Mark Wijman, ICAE
Director, LFK Attractions ltd
Lan Kwai Fong Group
Doug Doug Wilkerson
President
Studio 41b
Brandon Willey
CEO
FetchRev
Bob Williams
General Manager
Calaway Park
Jeff Willy
Chief Operating Officer
Laserforce International
Jeff Wilson
CEO
Extreme Engineering
Philip Wilson
Vice President
Extreme Engineering, USA
Peta Wittig
Executive Director
ZoOceanarium Group
Peter Wolf
Vice President, Retail Business Development & Marketing
Glory Global Solutions, Inc.
Dominic Wong
Senior Associate
Entertainment + Culture Advisors (ECA)
Laura Woodburn, ICAE
Director of Attractions and the Guest Experience
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts
Dr. Kathryn Woodcock
Professor
Ryerson University
Sondra Woods
Advertising Director
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk/Santa Cruz Seaside Co.
Siobhan Wright
Culinary Ops. Corp. Director
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Y

Chris Yoshii
Vice President
AECOM

Z

Barry Zelickson
Owner
Big Thrill Factory
Yong Zhang
Senior Engineer
China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI)
Shane Zimmerman
Vice President - Sales
Delta Strike
Lary Zucker, Esq.
Chair of the Amusement, Sports, and Recreation Practice Group
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin Attorneys-At-Law
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