SeaWorld Entertainment Announces New Leadership Roles

SeaWorld Entertainment announced two changes in leadership on May 6, 2021. Marc Swanson will now serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy assumes the roles of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer.

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About Marc Swanson

Marc Swanson has worked with SeaWorld Entertainment for 20 years and most recently served as its interim CEO. His first position with the company as Vice President of Sesame Place. He then assumed the position of Corporate Controller at Busch Gardens in 2008.

In 2011, Marc Swanson transferred to SeaWorld Entertainment and held the same position until 2012. He later served as Chief Accounting Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer. He held this position until his recent permanent appointment.

Swanson is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Perdue University and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from DePaul University. He is also on the SeaWorld Board of Directors.

About Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy

Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy has been with the company for eight years. She came on board with SeaWorld Entertainment in 2013 in the role of Director of Financial Reporting. She had worked as the Chief Accounting Officer since August 2017 except for two months in 2019 when she assumed the interim roles that are now her permanent position.

Before her employment with SeaWorld Entertainment, Castro Gulacsy worked with Cross Country Healthcare as Director of Corporate Accounting and Assistant Controller. She has also worked at Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager. Elizabeth Castro Gulacsy holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a CPA.

The Chairman of SeaWorld Entertainment, Scott Ross, echoed the sentiments of the entire company when he enthusiastically welcomed Swanson and Castro Gulcsy to their new roles in May.

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