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Attractions Industry Veteran Hal McEvoy Joins IAAPA as Chief Financial Officer

Attractions Industry Veteran Hal McEvoy Joins IAAPA as

Chief Financial Officer

(Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.) – This morning, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced 42-year attractions industry veteran Hal McEvoy has joined the association as chief financial officer (CFO).

McEvoy, who began his career in 1975 as a part-time accounting clerk at Busch Gardens Tampa, brings an extensive background in corporate finance, accounting, financial controls and operations, and audit to the association. After his graduation in 1976, McEvoy was promoted to a full-time position as cash control supervisor and worked his way up through the company to become vice president of finance for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. In December 2012, Hal relocated to Orlando, Florida, when he was promoted to corporate vice president of internal audit and compliance, the position he held prior to joining IAAPA.

As CFO, McEvoy is the lead strategic advisor on all issues that have a financial impact on IAAPA’s global mission and member service offerings, and provides financial analysis and management to support the overall growth and sustainability of the association. He reports to IAAPA’s president and CEO. In his role, McEvoy also has oversight for the association’s information technology, and legal functions.    

"We are thrilled to welcome Hal to IAAPA's executive team, and look forward to the wealth of knowledge, financial acumen, and strategic insight he brings to the association,” says IAAPA President and CEO, Paul Noland. "His impressive background in all aspects of finance will provide significant leadership and new opportunities as we continue to execute IAAPA’s strategic plan."

“I’m honored and excited to join IAAPA and work with such a dedicated staff and board of directors,” said McEvoy. “I look forward to supporting the association’s continued commitment to serving the international attractions industry and its long-term growth strategy.” 

McEvoy has been an active IAAPA volunteer as a member of the IAAPA Audit Committee since 2005 and chair of the committee since 2013. McEvoy received his accounting degree from the University of South Florida. McEvoy works at IAAPA’s Orlando office.

Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently located amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. Member facilities include amusement and theme parks, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts. IAAPA is a nonprofit organization. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA


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