TEA Committees

TEA DEA&I Committee

DEA&I Committee Mission Statement 

TEA is committed to advancing, cultivating, and preserving a vibrant culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging that extends to an authentic community of mutual respect where members can ignite creativity through our shared differences. 

DEA&I Committee Accomplishments to Date 

Every area of the TEA is affected by DEA&I. With that, we want to be sure that our efforts are concentrated on the right initiatives. To begin with we have focused on branding, marketing, and event planning to be sure that an inclusive environment is cultivated and our marketing materials are reflected of that. Additionally, updating our governance to modernize our policies is a current goal we are also working on.  

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TEA Finance Committee

The TEA Finance Committee provides counsel to the Chief Operating Officer, International Board Treasurer, and International Board of Directors regarding TEA financial policy and reporting. The Committee is chaired by the International Board Treasurer, and is comprised of up to three committee members appointed by the Treasurer. The Committee reports to the International Board of Directors.

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TEA NextGen Committee

The Committee is part of TEA’s NextGen initiative to help students and recent graduates (<3 years) find their way into the themed entertainment industry, and to facilitate member companies’ ability to recruit from this fresh talent pool.

By helping connect students, faculty and recent graduates to the Themed Entertainment Association’s industry, organization and members, TEA fosters the next generation of Association members and themed entertainment professionals, and supports the creation and enrichment of academic curricula relevant to the industry.

The Committee meets monthly, reports to the International Board, and collaborates with TEA Headquarters staff and with other committees and TEA Divisions.

Composition of Committee:               

The TEA NextGen Committee is comprised of 15-20 active members, who will serve on sub-committees, help organize events and be present on all sub-committee and committee conference calls:

  • At least 1 International Board member who will act as liaison to the International Board.
  • 1-2 members from each of the Eastern/Western/EME/Asia-Pacific boards who represent perspectives from different geographic regions of the globe
  • 5-6 members from outside the board who have relevant expertise, experience and interest.
  • 3-4 faculty or administrators from the academic community
  • 3-4 NextGen members – students or recent graduates
  • The chair of the committee is appointed by the International Board from among the members.
  • In addition to the above, the NextGen Adjunct Committee is comprised of 8-10 individuals who are interested in the goals and objectives of the committee but who do not have time to be active participants.  
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