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Leadership in place at Legoland Florida

“After interviewing internal and external candidates from around the globe, I know that we’ve hired the absolutely best leadership team possible,” says Adrian Jones, general manager of Legoland Florida (pictured).

Jan Mahoney has been tapped as director of operations. Joining the Florida team from Legoland California, Jan is a native Floridian who moved to California in 1998 to open the Legoland park in Carlsbad. Previously he 14 years with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Kim Jensen has been chosen as director of food and beverage after 23 years with Legoland Parks in Denmark and Germany, while Teresa Vaughn joins the team as director of human resources after 20 years of theme park experience with Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando.

Erik Hendrickson will serve as director of retail, boasting 15 years’ experience with Universal Studios and Lego, while David Johnson moves from Merlin-operated Warwick Castle in England to become director of finance. The five directors join Kim Isemann, director of sales and marketing and Jim Miller, director of ride maintenance, reporting directly to Jones.

Legoland Florida opens this autumn (fall) on the former site of Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven. The search is now on for the 150-acre attraction’s remaining employees – anticipated to reach 1,000 by opening in October.

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