Sunday, April 14, 2024

Lisa Deyo Joins IAAPA as Manager for Educational Programs

Alexandria, VA, USA — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announces Lisa Deyo has joined its team as the new manager for education programs. As a member of the education, training, and professional development department, Deyo will help develop and implement education programs, products, and services to support IAAPA members.

Deyo will act as a staff liaison to member committees, coordinate and host monthly webinars, develop education sessions for IAAPA Attractions Expo, and manage education-related content on She will also oversee the Institute for Attractions Managers program and manage the IAAPA Ambassador program.

Deyo brings 23 years of experience in education development and planning to IAAPA. Most recently, she served as the director of credentialing for the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She also previously worked as assistant director of certification with the American Society of Military Comptrollers, associate director of training and business development for the American Traffic Safety Services Association, and certification examination administration manager with the National Court Reporters Association.

Deyo attended Austin Peay University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Strayer University in Washington, D.C.

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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