Six Flags Entertainment Corporation has just today announced that its board of directors has split executive leadership roles at the company by naming Jim Reid-Anderson the company’s executive chairman and promoting John Duffey to president and CEO. Reid-Anderson, who took Six Flags’ CEO position in 2010, will become the company’s executive chairman, effective Friday. Duffey, who has served as the Grand Prairie company’s CFO since September 2010, will take over as president and CEO and be named a company director.
‘I am honored and excited to become the CEO of Six Flags and work side-by-side with the best team in the industry,’ said John Duffey. ‘We are extremely well-positioned for long term growth and shareholder value creation.’ The company also announced that Marshall Barber has been promoted to chief financial officer. Mr. Barber has built a successful career at Six Flags over the last 20 years, serving most recently as the company’s vice president financial planning & analysis. He is extremely experienced, having previously held both corporate level and park-based roles with increasing levels of responsibility. In addition, the company announced its senior vice president of in-park services, John Bement, has retired from Six Flags following 48 years of dedicated service. Mr. Bement has been honored by Mr. Reid-Anderson for his incredible work, and received the company’s prestigious Angus Wynne Lifetime Achievement Award, which has only been awarded to a handful of people who have devoted their lives to enhancing both Six Flags and the theme park industry. David McKillips, formerly senior vice president of corporate alliances, was named the new senior vice president of in-park services and Brett Petit, senior vice president of marketing and sales, has assumed the responsibility of the corporate alliances sales team, consolidating all marketing and sales functions under one leader.
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