TEA Connect Blog

18 November 2013

Themed Entertainment Association hires Jennifer Nevin as COO

Jennie Nevin

Burbank, Calif. USA, November 18, 2013 – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the global alliance for the creators of compelling places and experiences, announced that veteran association executive Jennifer Nevin has become TEA's Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Nevin’s appointment comes after an extensive search to replace retiring Executive Director, Gene Jeffers, who departs TEA after 12 years of stewardship and honors.

“Our business community will have an opportunity to meet Jennifer at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Nov 19-22,” said TEA president Christine Kerr of BaAM Productions. “I look forward to introducing her, and to leveraging the fresh perspective she brings to the TEA.”

Most recently, Jennifer Nevin served as Director of Operations and Deputy Executive Director for the Hollywood Radio & Television Society in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for producing multiple large events annually, led membership drives and re-alignment of membership programs resulting in a dramatic increase in memberships and revenues. She was responsible for financial oversight, daily functions of the association and marketing and member services.

Nevin remarked that she is excited “…to utilize my non-profit management skills and sales background to increase financial growth and productivity and contribute to the success of the Themed Entertainment Association and its mission. It's a privilege to help lead an organization that is all about inspiring hope, magic and imagination. The creative work of TEA members has touched people's hearts through great visitor experiences and attractions everywhere in the world.”

Christine Kerr commented, “Our recruitment committee reviewed more than 100 applications and interviewed a shortlist of very qualified candidates.

Gene Jeffers

We were in complete agreement that Jennifer Nevin possesses the skills and experience to move the TEA forward in alignment with our strategic priorities. The transition with Gene Jeffers currently in progress is providing Jennifer an opportunity to learn about our members – now 1,000 strong - and about the industry as a whole.”

The TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) is an international alliance founded in 1991 and based in Burbank, California. Some 1,000 TEA members represent roughly 8,000 creative specialists, from architects to designers, technical specialists to master planners, scenic fabricators to artists, and builders to feasibility analysts working in 30 U.S. states and 40 different countries. TEA presents the annual Thea Awards Gala and the TEA Summit Conference, and hosts the annual SATE Conference (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience). TEA also produces a variety of print and electronic publications, including the TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index, TEA Annual & Directory, Thea Awards Program magazine and TEA Connect newsletter. Visit www.teaconnect.org.

Posted by Judith Rubin

SHARE THIS:

0 comments

TEA Members please log in to comment

More TEA Connect Blog

16 April 2021.
TEA 'TOWN HALL' INVITES GLOBAL CONVERSATION!

Thank you to everyone who attended last Friday. Our TEA Town Hall gatherings are intended to give everyone in the association a voice as we work to grow a truly global community. Your participation helps TEA become stronger, smarter, more culturally aware, and more universally inclusive. Every member is an integral part of the TEA - and the Town Hall gives each of us the chance to talk about how things are going, to share our progress, to recognize our growing pains and acknowledge the missteps we will make along the way. 

SHARE THIS:

14 April 2021.
TEA MASTERS 2021 NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

WHAT: TEA MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT epitomize the highest standards relative to their respective professional disciplines while also setting the standard for professional conduct within the Themed Entertainment industry. They begin with pure talent and grow it with experience over decades, constantly evolving and maturing their craft to become industry leaders. TEA Masters have built a demonstrable body of work that shows consistency in the quality of work over many projects throughout their career. They lead by example and are mentors to many, inspiring and empowering others while executing their own craft with a spirit of collaboration with the project teams, interns, and students.

SHARE THIS: