Monday, December 6, 2021

Aquatic Development Group’s Jim Dunn receives WWA Hall of Fame award

President of Aquatic Development Group (ADG) Jim Dunn was recognized at the 2021 World Waterpark Show (WWA) for his induction into the WWA Hall of Fame. Due to the pandemic, Jim and other hall of fame inductees from last year were celebrated during this year’s opening general session.

The World Waterpark Association Hall of Fame exists to recognize and honor individuals who have made noteworthy achievements of innovation and advancements in the water attractions industry.

When Dunn started out working in the family business building pools in high school. Thirty years later, he has been recognized as one of the aquatic industry’s leading designers and builders.

Dunn joined ADG in 1988, beginning his career in the design department. A registered architect with over 30 years’ experience specializing in aquatics, his portfolio includes many of the most prestigious waterparks and resorts in the country, and he has established long-time working relationships with clients such as Six Flags, Premier Parks, Gaylord Resorts, Columbus Zoo and many others.

His passion and enthusiasm for creating innovative products and solutions to enhance clients’ business has resulted in ADG’s InDepth approach that applies to all aspects of project management and development within the company.

“I am honored and proud to have been inducted into the World Waterpark Hall of Fame, standing amongst many other influential patrons in the waterpark industry,“ said Dunn.

Dunn’s work has received numerous awards over the years including multiples Leading Edge and IAAPA Brass Ring Awards, an Aquatics International’s Dream Designs Award, WWA Executive Award and special recognitions from IAAPA and ARDA. In 2011 Jim was named to Aquatics International’s “Power 25“; a prestigious list of industry influencers working to establish a standard Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC).

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