Thursday, November 30, 2023

Kevin Stumpf Promoted to VP Sports & Attractions at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts


The Board of Directors of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company (HE&R) recently approved the promotion of Kevin Stumpf to the role of Vice President, Sports & Attractions, effective immediately.

“For more than 22 years, Kevin has served HE&R in a number of finance and operational roles,” said John Lawn, President & Chief Executive Officer, HE&R. “His successful track record and proven leadership make him the best candidate to assume this role, and we look forward to his ongoing achievements in this position.”

Stumpf joined HE&R as a full-time employee in 1996. Throughout the years, he has held a variety of roles, including Managing Director of Finance in both the Entertainment and Resorts groups; General Manager, Hersheypark Stadium and Arena; Managing Director of Maintenance for the Entertainment Complex; and Managing Director of Finance – Accounting Processes and Procurement.

“I am thankful for this opportunity and the confidence and trust this exceptional company has placed in me,” said Kevin Stumpf. “It’s such an exciting time to be part of our organization, and I look forward to working with our company’s leadership team to grow the business and further the legacy of our founder, Milton S. Hershey.”

With this promotion, Stumpf will take on additional responsibility for the management of Hershey Country Club, Hersheypark Camping Resort, and the Downtown Restaurant Group, while continuing to oversee Hersheypark and Entertainment Complex operations. Stumpf will also take on a larger role with the Entertainment Complex’s planning and strategic growth initiatives.

Stumpf earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Millersville University. Active in various community organizations, Stumpf is on the Board of Advisors for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, the Board of Advisors for Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, and volunteers his time at the Milton Hershey School.

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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