ORLANDO, Fla. – The president and CEO of IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced Tuesday that he is set to retire.
Hal McEvoy said he will step down from his position on April 1, 2023 after serving on the executive board since 2017.
“Hal has done a tremendous job leading this association through some truly exciting and unprecedented times,” said 2022 IAAPA Chairman and President of Whiting’s Foods at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Ken Whiting. “Under Hal’s leadership, our association completed the headquarters relocation from Alexandria to Orlando, worked with the Board and Relocation Task Force to design and build the new headquarters building, and grew membership and total revenues to all-time highs in 2019.”
IAAPA said McEvoy was named interim president and CEO in February 2018 and was selected to be president and CEO after a comprehensive executive search concluded in October 2018. He began his career in 1975 and has since served in numerous roles in the industry including positions with both Busch Gardens and SeaWorld.
IAAPA said it will conduct a global search for a new president and CEO. The search will be led by the IAAPA President and CEO Search Committee.
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