SeaWorld Entertainment has tapped a former Six Flags executive as its new chief operating officer. Thomas Iven, who previously served as Six Flags’ senior vice president of park operations, was appointed to the position Monday following unanimous approval from SeaWorld’s Board of Directors.
Iven, 62, replaces Walter Bogumil, whose employment was terminated Sunday.
“We are excited to have Tom join the SeaWorld team as we continue to drive the business forward and emerge an even stronger company post COVID-19,” SeaWorld CEO Marc Swanson said in a statement. “Tom brings significant theme park operating experience and a long, successful operating track record. I am confident he will make immediate contributions as we continue to execute on our strategic plans to realize the full, long-term potential of the company.”