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IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Virtual)

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Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Member Price: $329 | Nonmember Price: $449
Credit Hour(s): 10
1 - 3 p.m.

Join us for a live, interactive IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers program from the comfort of your home or office. This virtual class is scheduled over a five-day period and covers introductory-level concepts for attractions managers.

Additional participants in your organization can save $100 on registration with the group rate: $229 for members and $349 for nonmembers. Click registration link for additional details. 

*Please note: This program delivers the same material as the in-person IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers program. Individuals who have already completed the in-person program do not need to take this course. 

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Attendance on all five days is required. Registration covers the complete course program. 

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Speakers

Matthew Cross

Matthew Cross

Founding Partner & CEO, OE Experiences

Matthew has a proven executive track record, with experience in the hospitality, real estate development, financial services and themed entertainment industries.

Prior to starting OE Experiences, Matthew was CEO of Boyd Hollow Resorts, Inc., where he oversaw the development of a new concept in themed hospitality which culminated in its celebration as a Top 5 announcement at the 2019 IAAPA Expo by Theme Park University.

Before Boyd Hollow Resorts, Inc., Matthew was Vice President at USI Consulting Group, a Registered Investment Advisory firm with over $20 billion in assets under advisement. He was responsible for relationship management, business development, portfolio allocation strategies and production of key deliverables for clients.  He also worked at Finard Properties, a Boston, MA based real estate development company, and Caesar’s at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in the finance department. He is recognized by his peers as a strong leader with an unyielding focus on vision and success. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the Calloway School of Business & Accountancy at Wake Forest University.

David Gray

David Gray, ICAE

Human Resources Manager, Lagoon Amusement Park

David Gray is the Human Resources Manager for Lagoon Amusement Park located in Farmington, Utah. David has been with Lagoon for 23 years, beginning his career scooping ice cream at the Park at the age of 15.

As Lagoon’s Human Resources Manager for the past 13 years, David oversees the park’s various HR functions for a seasonal staff of over 3,000 team members and a full-time year-round staff of 175. During his tenure in the HR role at Lagoon, David has been instrumental in creating several successful new recruitment strategies, employee engagement initiatives, and leadership development programs. One of David’s strongest passions is making sure each team member has an amazing and rewarding experience; an experience that they will carry with them throughout their life and future careers.

David has an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Weber State University. David is currently serving on the IAAPA Human Resources Subcommittee. He also serves on various committees for the local Davis Chamber of Commerce, including the Leadership Institute program.

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