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29 January 2020

TEA leadership gathers for annual Strategic Planning Meeting in Las Vegas, January 2020

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) held its annual Strategic Planning Meeting (SPM) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 16-17, 2020. The SPM brings together the TEA International Board of Directors, TEA Past Presidents, the TEA COO and key TEA headquarters staff for two days of intensive discussion on the direction and future of the organization, as well as team building exercises.  

Key to running the 2020 SPM were TEA International Board president Michael Blau (pictured at top) of Adirondack Studios and TEA COO Jennie Nevin. Michael Blau was formally instated as president in November 2019 at the annual TEA Member Meeting during IAAPA Expo week in Orlando, Florida. See more photos from the 2020 SPM in Las Vegas.

TEA Immediate Past President Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design and TEA COO Jennie Nevin

TEA is a nonprofit membership association and the annual SPM helps inform the continuous discussion of how TEA can best serve members and the global attractions industry. Every November, a number of new Board members are elected and others finish their terms of service. The SPM is an opportunity for new and returning leaders to acquaint and re-acquaint themselves with nonprofit best practices and understand their roles as Board directors in context of TEA's specific goals and concerns regarding such issues as membership growth, member benefits, industry outreach and the financial health of TEA.

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Left to right: First row - Clara Rice, Melissa Ruminot, Michael Mercadante, Shannon Martin,
Lynn Allmandinger, David Aion. Second row - Chris Conte, Brian Sands, Marissa Hancock, Andrew O'Rourke,
Nathan Jones. Third row - Matt Kent, Matt Barton, Trent Oliver, Bob Chambers, John Wood, Chuck Fawcett,
Pat Gallegos. Top row - David Willrich, Paul Osterhout, Anthony Pruett.

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