SeaWorld Entertainment appoints new CFO

ORLANDO, Florida. SeaWorld Entertainment has found its next CFO a month after the previous CFO announced plans to step down.

What do you need to know

  • SeaWorld Entertainment Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
  • Michelle “Chelle” F. Adams will take over this role with immediate effect.
  • Adams will replace Elizabeth Castro Gulaci, who announced plans to leave the company last month.

The Orlando-based company announced Friday that Michelle “Chelle” F. Adams has been appointed as the new chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately.

“We are thrilled to have Chelle join our leadership team,” SeaWorld CEO Mark Swanson said in a press release. “Chelle has a strong background in finance and a long and successful track record as a leader in the leisure and hospitality industry.”

Prior to joining SeaWorld, Adams was Chief Financial Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where she has held this position since 2015.

“I’ve been a fan and guest of the SeaWorld family of parks, as well as a fan of the business, for many years,” Adams said in a press release. “SeaWorld is an incredible company with an irreplaceable set of assets, an exceptionally high quality and sustainable business model, and an extremely talented group of ambassadors.”

Adams will replace Elizabeth Castro Gulaci, who last month announced plans to leave the company after nine years to focus on the “next chapter” of her career. Gulachi will remain at SeaWorld for the next few months and will act as a consultant to help with the transition.


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