SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. Monday announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer and treasurer.
Marc G. Swanson had been serving on an interim basis since the departure last week of former CFO Peter Crage, according to SeaWorld.
Swanson “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 Joel K. Manby, president and CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment.
SeaWorld also named Elizabeth C. Gulacsy as chief accounting officer, replacing Swanson. Gulacsy had served as corporate vice president for financial reporting since 2016, and as financial reporting director from 2013 to 2016.
Manby said Gulacsy is “an important part of our accounting and financial reporting team for the last several years, and she is well prepared for this new role.”
Swanson, who joined SeaWorld Entertainment in 2004 as an executive with Sesame Place, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University.
Gulacsy, who started at SeaWorld Entertainment in 2013 as financial reporting director, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida.
Over the last few years, SeaWorld has struggled with declining revenues and attendance.
–City News Service
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