SeaWorld names Marc Swanson as CFO

SeaWorld has named Marc Swanson as its new chief financial officer with Elizabeth Gulacsy taking up Swanson’s previous position of chief accounting officer.

Swanson, who had served since 2012 as CAO and previously acted as interim CFO between June and September 2015, has also held positions within the company as vice president of Performance Management and corporate controller of SeaWorld, corporate controller of Busch Entertainment, and the vice president of Finance for Sesame Place.

He is also a board member of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and the board of trustees of the Orlando Science Center.

"Marc knows our company and our industry well, and has been an important contributor to our ongoing work to continually improve our efficiency and financial discipline,” said SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby. “Our strong finance team will be in expert hands under his leadership.”

Currently in a phase of transition Joel Manby, the company is trying to transform its image, with 2016 revenues and attendance down on the previous year’s figures. SeaWorld is due to report its second-quarter results tomorrow (8 August).

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SeaWorld has named Marc Swanson as its new chief financial officer with Elizabeth Gulacsy taking up Swanson’s previous position of chief accounting officer. Swanson, who had served since 2012 as CAO and previously acted as interim CFO between June and September 2015, has also held positions within the company as vice president of Performance Management and corporate controller of SeaWorld, corporate controller of Busch Entertainment, and the vice president of
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