SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. has expanded its Board of Directors by appointing two additional Members. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. invited Timothy Hartnett and Kimberly Schaefer to serve as Members of the Board of Directors, beginning on December 9, 2020. Both new Members bring unique perspectives to their positions. The new Board Members will assist in leading SeaWorld’s domestic and international operations, growth planning, and operational development.
As the CEO of New Roc Management, Timothy Harnett directs the company’s asset management services, a sector that provides advice to high-net-worth families. Mr. Hartnett previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers between 1988 and 2013, progressing into positions of leadership, ending his tenure as a Partner and Global Leader. Mr. Hartnett’s impressive educational background includes a B.A. from Boston College in Accounting, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University. “We are pleased to welcome Tim and Kim to the Company’s Board. Tim brings significant experience working with companies across industry sectors and brings unique skills, particularly in finance and accounting,” said Scott Ross, Chairman of the Board of Directors at SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
As the President of Two Bit Circus, Inc., Kimberly Schaefer has an extensive background in the entertainment realm. Two Bit Circus focuses on using emerging technology to enhance online gaming. Previously, Mrs. Schaefer served as the CEO and Director of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. between 2009 and 2015. Mrs. Schaefer also served as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Brand Officer at Great Wolf Resorts. Mrs. Schaefer’s Board of Directors appointments include Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, and the Board of Education Realty Trust. Mrs. Schaefer has a B.A. in Accounting from Edgewood College. “Kim has significant experience in the leisure, hospitality, and entertainment sectors and brings unique skills, particularly in operations and marketing. We are very fortunate to have Tim and Kim on our Board and look forward to their contributions,” said Scott Ross, Managing Partner and Founder of Hill Path Capital, and SeaWorld’s Chairman of the Board of Directors.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is an entertainment company that designs unique experiences to help guests understand the importance of protecting wildlife. SeaWorld rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, inured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld team has rescued thousands of animals in the last five decades. The SeaWorld parks provide a rare opportunity for guests to enjoy interactive experiences and learn how they can help with conservation efforts.
About Scott Ross
As Chairman of the Board of Directors at SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., Scott Ross provides critical leadership. Mr. Ross is the Managing Partner and Founder of Hill Path Capital, SeaWorld’s majority owner. Previously, Mr. Scott served as a Partner at Apollo Management, responsible for private equity and debt investments in the entertainment, leisure, lodging, consumer, and business services sectors. Mr. Ross was a Member of the Principal Investment Area in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a Member of the Principal Finance Group in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities Division of Goldman, Sachs & Company. Mr. Scott serves on additional Executive Boards, including Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., EVERTEC, Inc., Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp., and CEC Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Scott received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, which focuses on academic excellence.