Archive for Thursday, March 19, 2009

Schlitterbahn waterpark gets new team members

March 19, 2009

Construction of the new Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan., moves forward toward its summer 2009 opening goal, and with that work comes new team members.

General Manager Keith Fontenot will be on site to oversee all operations at the new waterpark. He has a bachelor of exercise and sports science degree from Southwest Texas State University and has worked for Schlitterbahn Waterparks since 1994. He serves on the Ellis & Associates Advisory Board, is an International Lifeguard Training Program instructor and sits on the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Waterpark Committee.

Project Manager Katherine Fontenot will direct the construction process and overall resort development. She has worked for the Schlitterbahn Development Group for three years and has recently relocated to Kansas to work fulltime on the local project. Katherine was also project manager for the construction of the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

Marketing Director Christopher Ozimek will be responsible for all marketing and sales efforts for the Schlitterbahn Vacation Village. He has a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from Cleveland State University and joins the Schlitterbahn team after 12 seasons with Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, most recently as director of marketing at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, Mo. Chris is also president of the Greater Kansas City Attractions Association.

Architectural Design Coordinator Mark Stuart will take charge of architectural design and will coordinate architectural and engineering support for new developments and ongoing park operations. Mark has a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati and a master of architecture degree from Texas Tech University. Mark offices with the Schlitterbahn Development Group in New Braunfels, Texas.

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