Sunday, July 14, 2024

Todd Hougland Named General Manager of The Producer Group’s New Orlando Office


The Producers Group (TPG) has announced the opening of their new company office in Orlando, Florida. This new Florida location will give TPG a direct presence in the busy Orlando theme park environment, expanding The Producers Group’s existing network from Los Angeles to Dubai and Shanghai.

Todd Hougland (pictured above), former Executive Director at Ocean Park Hong Kong, will run the new Producers Group Orlando office as General Manager. As an IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive (ICAE), Todd provides international theme park executive leadership with over 30 years of experience in a variety of projects and posts across North America, Europe and Asia.

“I am very pleased to join The Producers Group and expand its presence into Orlando,” says Hougland. “Having many years of themed entertainment design, production and operation experience in theme parks across Europe and Asia, I look forward to being a part of this dynamic team and developing projects and clients from this new office in Florida. The Producers Group is known for their very high standards and I am very excited to join this industry-leading company to continue to develop amazing experiences and world-class projects.”

Previously, Hougland was Executive Director of Operations and Entertainment at Ocean Park Corporation in Hong Kong since 2010. Todd directed the strategic and executive management of over 800 full-time staff and over 1,500 part-time staff in ten departments, ensuring a high-quality guest experience for over 7.5 million visitors annually.

Prior to that, Hougland served as Events and Entertainment Director for Ocean Park Hong Kong for six years, developing strategy for Ocean Park’s seasonal events, including the Halloween Bash, Christmas Sensation, Chinese New Year Festival, and Summer Splash.

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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