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New CEO for Holiday World
01-09-2013, 12:54 PM
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New CEO for Holiday World
SANTA CLAUS, Ind. - The Board of Directors for Holiday World & Splashin' Safari has named Matt Eckert the park's new president and CEO.

"Matt was hand-picked by my late husband, Will, to be in a leadership role at the park; I know he would be pleased with our choice," says park vice president Lori Koch. "As president and CEO, Matt will work closely with our board to keep our family's park flourishing."

Eckert began his tenure with the park in 2000, when he was hired to be the park's controller; he served as one of the park's two general managers from 2007 to 2012. He is an International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Certified Attractions Executive and has served on its Human Resources Committee.

Eckert is a graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting and insurance. He is a certified public accountant.

"My brother-in-law Dan stepped in to serve as president following Will's sudden death in 2010," says Lori Koch. "We thank him for his leadership and wish him well as he returns full-time to his law firm in Florida."

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01-23-2013, 07:28 PM
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This makes me sad. I like Dan.

This also makes me sad because it seams to take a little away from Holiday Worlds clean image. Makes it seem like they are doing dirty biz.

All in all In my eyes I would think it would have been best to settle and get it all done behind the sceans and not let it go this far.

Who knows, I might light the new guy!

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