The Board of Directors for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has named the park’s new president and CEO.
Matt Eckert, the newly selected CEO, began his career with the park in 2000, when he was hired to be the park’s controller. He served as one of the park’s two general managers from 2007 to 2012. He is an International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Certified Attractions Executive and has served on its Human Resources Committee.
“Matt was hand-picked by my late husband, Will, to be in a leadership role at the park; I know he would be pleased with our choice,” says park vice president Lori Koch. “As president and CEO, Matt will work closely with our board to keep our family’s park flourishing.”
Eckert is a graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and insurance. He is also a certified public accountant.
“My brother-in-law Dan stepped in to serve as president following Will’s sudden death in 2010,” says Koch. “We thank him for his leadership and wish him well as he returns full-time to his law firm in Florida.”
Holiday World will open for its 67th season on May 4. Splashin’ Safari begins its season on May 10.
For more information, visit Holiday World’s website or call 1-800-467-2682.