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JRA Mourns Passing of Former Owner Amy Merrell

Cincinnati, OH, USA — It is with deep sadness that JRA (Jack Rouse Associates) announces the passing of Amy Merrell on February 16, 2015 after a prolonged illness.

Amy was one of the original founders and owners of JRA and considered to be one the cornerstones of the company.  Her passion, hard work and pursuit of excellence in everything she did were major contributors to the success that JRA has enjoyed for over 25 years.

“We have lost a core member of the JRA family,” said Keith James, Chief Executive Officer/Owner.  “More importantly, we have lost a very close friend.”

Amy is survived by her husband Yousef Aouad, and their sons, Gus and Quinn.

Donations in honor of Amy can be made to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Our Daily Bread Cincinnati, or the American Cancer Society.


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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