IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Virtual)
CEUs - 10
1 - 3 p.m.
Join us for a live, interactive IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers program from the comfort of your home or office. This virtual class is scheduled over a five-day period and covers introductory-level concepts for attractions managers.
Additional participants in your organization can save $100 on registration with the group rate: $229 for members and $349 for nonmembers. Click registration link for additional details.
*Please note: This program delivers the same material as the in-person IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers program. Individuals who have already completed the in-person program do not need to take this course.
Attendance on all five days is required. Registration covers the complete course program.
Mary Jane Brewer
Mary Jane (MJ) Brewer is a safety professional with over 25 years of experience specializing in theme park and water park operations. She has directly managed the safe operation of several municipal aquatic and recreation facilities, as well as several large, private sector theme park and water park properties. Additionally, she has extensive safety and compliance leadership experience as a senior member of the corporate teams for two multi-unit business operators.
MJ is currently the Executive Director for AIMS International, a non-profit 501(c)(6) association dedicated to improving amusement industry safety through leadership in education. In her most recent former role as Safety Specialist for REI (Recreation Engineering, Inc), MJ was responsible for water park and resort property safety inspections and operations audits. Additionally, in her role as VP of Operations for USTTC (US Technical Training Center), she was responsible for maintaining a website that offers continuing education opportunities for AIMS, NAARSO and California QSI certified inspectors.
MJ is active in many entertainment industry trade associations and safety forums. She is a member of NAARSO and AIMS and holds several certifications from both organizations. She is a member of IAAPA, currently serves on the Facility Operations Committee, and served for three years as a member of the Waterpark Committee. She is a former member of the WWA (World Waterpark Association) Education Committee and is a member of the ASTM F24 committee. MJ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management and Master of Science degree in Community Health and Exercise Science, both from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the collegiate varsity swim team
Nancy joined Cedar Fair in April of 2015 as the Corporate Vice President of Food and Beverage. Hamlin has served in that role since that date leading the development of capital resources, strategic planning and human capital to drive results in a fast growing revenue department. Hamlin began her career with Restaurant chains such as Stouffer Restaurants, Cracker Barrel, Rainforest Café, J .Alexander’s and Capital Grille. In July of 2003 Nancy joined Levy Restaurants as the Assistant Director of Operations at Ford Field. In 2004 Nancy continued her development as a nominee into Levy Restaurants’ Top Gun Program and graduated as the valedictorian. With a proven record for achieving profit goals while maintaining Levy’s world class points of difference, Nancy was promoted in October 2004 to Director of Operations. Nancy’s experience in the role along with her passion, focus and enthusiasm for delivering at the highest standards is a perfect fit with Levy’s philosophies and made her a great resource for other locations. During her tenure as a leader of Levy Restaurants, she was awarded many accolades for her leadership, including Director of Operations of the Year for the prestigious Levy Dream Team. Nancy led the planning and execution for Super Bowl XL in February 2006 serving over 70,000 fans. Her career, with Levy, then became a meteoric rise based on her talents. In May, 2006, Nancy was transferred to the Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. After a successful run in Charlotte, she became Area Manager in February 2007. In February 2009, she was then promoted again to Regional Director of Operations for the Southeast Region. Her role once again expanded in April 2013 to Senior Regional Director of Operations, covering all of Boston, Charlotte, Atlanta and most of Florida. In July of 2014 Nancy was promoted to Regional Vice President of the Southeast Region. In December 2013, Nancy was honored as the first recipient of the Edie Levy Award For Outstanding Mentorship for her impact throughout the company in training and development, as evidenced by all the leaders that have worked for her and been promoted. In April 2015, Nancy left Levy Restaurants to join Cedar Fair to take on the new challenges of theme park food services and to have a better travel/life balance. Nancy is a graduate of both the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Paul Smith’s College in Lake Placid, NY.
Eddie Maalouf grew up in a family of FEC owners. From seasonal waterparks all the way to year-round indoor FECs, he has been inside of this industry for over 20 years. Eddie ended up establishing a marketing company in Atlanta, GA that helped double the revenue of all of their FEC locations within 12 months. Now, he has spent over $200 Million on paid advertising and operates the most advanced event booking software for FEC's, "Bookoo Bookings.
Shaun is Founder and President of www.AttractionsAcademy.com, providing global attractions virtual and onsite training, organizational development, service excellence, leadership, performance improvement and operations consultancy for the attractions industry. Shaun is co-author of the industry leadership book ‘Reasons 2 Reward’ and author of numerous attractions industry features. Shaun is currently Chair for the IAAPA Asia Pacific Education Sub Committee and member of the IAAPA Global Education Committee. Shaun has supported the development of many world class attractions including Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, The Exploratorium, The Guggenheim, Enchanted Kingdom, Omaha Children’s Museum and The Park at OWA.
Shaun is Founder and President of Attractions Academy, supporting your attraction to deliver world class experiences through the management of your people. Attractions Academy provides global attractions virtual and onsite training, organizational development, service excellence system implementation, leadership development, performance improvement, human resource initiatives and operations consultancy for the attractions industry. Shaun is co-author of the industry leadership book ‘Reasons 2 Reward’ and author of numerous attractions industry features. Shaun is currently Chair for the IAAPA Asia Pacific Education Sub Committee and member of the IAAPA Global Education Committee. Shaun has supported the development of many world class attractions including Wet ‘n’ Wild Water World, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, The Exploratorium, The Guggenheim, Enchanted Kingdom, Omaha Children’s Museum and The Park at OWA.