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17 November 2020

New TEA Board members announced and outgoing leaders thanked for their service in 2020

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the results of its annual elections for International Board and Divisional Boards, welcomed the new leaders to their roles and thanked the outgoing Board members who have finished their terms. Results below.

 

PHOTO AT TOP - Left to right: Chuck Fawcett new TEA International Board President; Owen Zhao, continuing TEA Asia Pacific Division Board President; Trent Oliver, continuing TEA Eastern North America Division Board President; Yael Coifman, new TEA Europe and Middle East Division Board President and Jeff Crocker, new TEA Western North America Division Board President. 

 

International Board of Directors – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:         

  • Chuck Fawcett, Animax Designs Inc. (International Board President)          
  • Matt Barton, 7thSense Design Ltd. 
  • Nathan Jones, CAVU Designworks (re-elected for second 3 year term)
  • Christian Kubsch, Walt Disney Imagineering (re-elected for second 3 year term)
  • Shannon Martin, Color Reflections Las Vegas
  • Dan Memis, Universal Creative
  • Brian Sands, HKS Inc. (re-elected for a second 3 year term)
  • Evi Sari, Nickelodeon Experience Design Asia
  • Peter Van Roden, Warner Bros. Consumer Products

 

International Board of Directors – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms:

  • MK Haley, Academic Associate Member

             

Asia Pacific Division – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Owen Zhao, Max-Matching Entertainments (2nd 1yr term - Asia Pacific Division Board President)
  • Rik Athorne, Weta Workshop
  • Stephen Thomas Cavit, Iconic 360 – Sound & Music
  • Tony Duan, China Cultural Tourism Group
  • Darren Lim, Cityneon Group
  • Mike Ross, BlueBox Attractions
  • Mark Schirmer, Walt Disney Imagineering Asia Ltd.          

 

Asia Pacific Division – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms: 

  • Ji Li, Academic Associate Member (re-elected for a second 2 year term)

                         

Eastern North America Division - Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Trent Oliver, BlueTelescope (2nd 1yr term - Eastern Division Board President)
  • Chris Grap, Mall of America
  • Jay Jensen, BRPH (re-elected for a second 3 year term)
  • Dan Picard, MDSX Creative
  • Dana Worthington, JK2 Scenic

 

Eastern North America Division – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms:

  • David M. Edmonds,  Individual Associate Member 
  • Kelly Bailey, NextGen Member
  • Bill Kivi, Individual Associate Member
  • Nicole Figueroa Rosado, Individual Associate Member

 

Europe and Middle East Division – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors:

  • Yael Coifman, Leisure Development Partners LLP (Europe and Middle East Board President)
  • Stephane Battaille, Alterface Projects SA
  • Suzy Griffiths, PWR Events Ltd. an IMG Company
  • Bjorn Heerwagen, EuroDisneyland Imagineering
  • Richard Hill, The Deluxe Group (re-elected for a second 3 year term)      
  • Daniel Kerscher, Europa-Park GmbH & Co Mack   
  • Meike Lippert, Merlin Entertainments Ltd. 
  • Benoit Spriet, Compagnie des Alpes (re-elected for a second 3 year term)
  • Danielle Tanton, ViacomCBS (re-elected for a second 3 year term) 
  • Cynthia Vergon, InFact Global (re-elected for a second 3 year term)

             

Europe and Middle East Division – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms: 

  • Ryan-Sam Marshall, NextGen Member

 

Western North America Division – Elected to 3 year terms as Board Directors: 

  • Jeff Crocker, Mister and Mischief (Western Division Board President) 
  • Tracy Balsz, IndieMarketing (re-elected to second 3 year term)
  • Walter Brennan, EXP (re-elected to second 3 year term)
  • Darren Brown, Dynamic Attractions
  • Kourtney Day, Storyland Studios (re-elected to second 3 year term)
  • Jamie Hamlin, Warner Bros. Consumer Products
  • Michael Libby, Worldbuildr Inc. (re-elected to second 3 year term)
  • Jeanette Lomboy, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Eric Nix, Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Kelly Sall, WhiteWater
  • Justin Stucey, Meow Wolf

 

Western North America Division – Associate Member Representatives – Elected to 2 year terms:

  • Xochilt Khoury, NextGen Member 

 

Left to right: Michael Blau becomes TEA Immediate Past President;
Michael Mercadante becomes Past President; Matt Barton has completed his term as 
TEA Europe and Middle East Division Board President and joined the TEA International Board; 
Shannon Martin has completed her term as TEA Western North America Division Board President
and joined the TEA International Board. A special thank-you to Andrew O'Rourke, who has served
as an Associate Representative of the International Board. 

IN APPRECIATION
To outgoing 2020 Board Members of the Themed Entertainment Association for their dedication and service:

 

International Board of Directors: 

  • Michael Mercadante, Main Street Design, Immediate Past President
  • Klaus Paulsen, ADVENTURELAB 
  • Lynn Allmandinger, Sensory Co. 
  • Bob Chambers, The Producers Group
  • David Gray, Oasis Enterprises LLC
  • Paul Osterhout, Century Culture & Tourism Co.

 

International Board of Directors Associate Representatives:

  • Andrew O’Rourke, Individual Associate Member

 

Asia Pacific Division Board of Directors: 

  • Anne Huang, Studio O

  • Haiyen Chen, Riverside Group
  • James Clark, Clark Consulting Group
  • Evi Sari, Nickelodeon Experience Design Asia (Elected to International Board) 
  • Doug Smith, WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd. 
  • Jeffrey Woo, Sanderson Group Design Ltd. 

 

Eastern North America Division Board of Directors:

  • Rich Hill, Sally Corporation
  • Dan Moalli, Scenario / A Cockram Company
  • Cynthia Sharpe, Thinkwell Group
  • Morgan Rottinghaus, Electrosonic

 

Eastern North America Division Associate Representatives: 

  • Dustin Stephan, NextGen Member

 

Europe and Middle East Division Board of Directors: 

  • Matt Barton, 7thSense Design (EME Division Board President 2018,2019,2020)
  • Manuel Prossotowicz, Parques Reunidos / Palace

 

Europe and Middle East Division Associate Representatives:

  • Owen Ralph, Associate Member 

 

Western North America Division Board Directors:

  • Shannon Martin, Color Reflections (Western Division Board President 2019 & 2020)
  • Bryan Boehme, Christie
  • Shane Grammer, Shane Grammer Arts
  • Robert Huebner, Walt Disney Imagineering Carole Mumford, Garner Holt Productions, Inc.
  • David Price, Price Leisure Group
  • Vijay Sehgal, FSY Architects
  • Brent Young, Super 78

 

Printable PDF Versions: TEA Election Results November 2020 and Outgoing Board Member Thank You November 2020

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