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IAAPA Safety Institute (Virtual)


Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Member Price: $149 | Nonmember Price: $199
Credit Hour(s): 4
1-3:30 p.m. E.T. (Part 1)
1-3:30 p.m. E.T. (Part 2)

Join us for a live, interactive IAAPA Safety Institute from the comfort of your home or office. This virtual program will take place over two days and will cover introductory-level safety concepts for attractions operators. 

Additional participants in your organization can save $100 on registration with the group rate: $49 for members and $99 for nonmembers. Click the registration link for more details.

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Attendance on both days is required. Registration covers both days.


Gerald Rakestraw

Gerald Rakestraw

Senior Vice President of Safety, Herschend Family Entertainment

Gerald has been the Senior Vice President of Safety since 2014 for Herschend Family Entertainment. Prior to he has held various positions withing Herschend beginning in 1995.  Gerald earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia and his Mater’s Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill – all contributing to his drive towards process and management for safety and success. He has provided leadership to the Safety, Attractions and Maintenance operating departments and lead the company efforts with operational regulatory compliance. Additionally, he has driven the company Safety Culture by leading the Enterprise Risk Management program for the entire company (Parks, Harlem Globetrotters and Pink Jeep) and guided the Repair & Replace capital program. 

Gerald currently remains active in the attractions' industry through his many contributions and efforts with IAAPA. As the Chair of the North America Safety Sub Committee, a member of the Global Security Committee, contributor to IAAPA Advocacy Days, IAAPA Leadership Conference and as an IAAPA PAC Supporter. 

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