Paul Noland has resigned as IAAPA president and CEO, and will succeed Steve Brown as accesso CEO, effective April 9, 2018. Brown will step down from the accesso board of directors at that time and will continue to serve as an advisor to both Noland and the accesso board throughout 2018.
Noland joins accesso on the heels of its acquisitions of Ingresso and The Experience Engine in 2017.
The IAAPA Board of Directors will conduct a worldwide search for Noland’s replacement. IAAPA CFO Hal McEvoy will lead the global association for the attractions industry as interim president and CEO during the transition. McEvoy joined IAAPA as chief financial officer in April 2017 following a successful 42-year career with Busch Entertainment Corporation/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. McEvoy has an extensive background in corporate finance, accounting, financial controls, audit, and operations.