SeaWorld Entertainment Announces Changes in Leadership Roles

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SeaWorld has appointed Marc Swanson as CEO and Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy as CFO. Both Swanson and Gulacsy had been serving in those positions on an interim basis. This announcement makes them permanent members of the executive team.

After working with them over the interim period, the “Board of Directors is confident they are the right leaders for SeaWorld as we emerge from this pandemic and continue executing on our long-term strategic plan,” said Scott Ross, Board of Directors chairman.

Swanson has worked with SeaWorld Entertainment for more than 20 years in various roles, including vice president of Sesame Place, corporate controller for both Busch Entertainment and SeaWorld Parks And Entertainment, and chief accounting officer. He was appointed interim CEO in August 2017.  He earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Purdue University and a master’s in business administration from DePaul University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Gulacsy joined the SeaWorld team in 2013, first as director of financial reporting and later as corporate vice president of financial reporting. Since August 2017, she has served as chief accounting officer. Between September and November 2019, she also served as interim CFO and treasurer. Previous employers include Cross Country Health Care and Ernst & Young. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

SeaWorld Entertainment is a leading theme park and entertainment company with 12 theme parks across the United States.

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