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Leslie Hutcheson Named Manager of FEC Programs at IAAPA

leslie-hutchesonAlexandria, VA, USA (October 1, 2013) — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) welcomes new staff member Leslie Hutcheson to its global headquarters staff in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Leslie Hutcheson joins IAAPA as manager of family entertainment center (FEC) programs. In this role, she serves as the primary contact for IAAPA’s FEC members and develops programs, products, and services for the FEC segment of IAAPA’s membership. More specifically, Hutcheson’s responsibilities include serving as the staff liaison to the FEC Committee, coordinating the content for the FEC online community, producing the FunExtra newsletter, engaging in FEC-focused social media, coordinating education programs for FEC operators, serving as the direct contact for FEC members and prospective members, and more.

Hutcheson joins IAAPA with extensive marketing and communications experience in the family entertainment center/attractions industry. Her career spans 24 years and includes work at Sportsworld, Funfuzion at New Roc City, and Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. She has also served IAAPA as a volunteer including two terms on the Board of Directors, Chair of the FEC Committee, Chair of the Human Resource Committee, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, and Chair of the Financial Management and IT Committee. Hutcheson has also served on the Board of Directors of K-W Oktoberfest Inc., Attractions Ontario, and Tourism Toronto.

“Leslie is a great addition to the IAAPA team.” said Paul Noland IAAPA president and CEO. “Her vast experience and industry knowledge will serve IAAPA’s FEC members and the association well.”

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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