SeaWorld Orlando & Busch Gardens Tampa Announce Leadership Changes


SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced leadership changes for the parks in Orlando and Tampa.

Jim Dean, who is the President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island, has been named park president of the company’s Orlando Parks, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove.

Stewart Clark, Vice President of Discovery Cove, has been named the park president of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island.

Donnie Mills, current park president of the Orlando parks announced his retirement after 42 years of service with the company.

The changes will be effective on January 16, 2017.

“Jim is an outstanding theme park leader who has led excellence, performance and growth in Tampa. I am pleased to now have him at the helm of our flagship operations in Orlando,” said Joel Manby, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. “The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay parks will gain a proven and innovative leader, as Stewart’s operations and zoological expertise has contributed to more than a decade of acclaimed guest experience at Discovery Cove.”


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