Monday, May 27, 2024

Former Six Flag executive Jay Thomas joins Urban Air Adventure Park as Chief Commercial Officer


Urban Air Adventure Park announces its recent hire of Corporate Six Flags veteran Jay Thomas, who will join the team as CCO, Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Thomas will work directly from Urban Air’s Dallas, Texas headquarters leading the company’s commercial strategy as well as the development and optimization of all Parks. This newly created position will oversee franchise relationships, marketing, sales, operations, safety, product development and customer service to drive global business growth and market share for all 209 parks open and under construction.

“We are thrilled to have Jay join the team. He brings an enormous amount of industry knowledge to Urban Air and we believe that will translate in a myriad of ways,” said CEO Michael Browning. “While ensuring our parks are operating safely, Mr. Thomas will be responsible for developing new attractions and content ahead of our competition while maximizing gross revenue and EBITDA for our Franchisees.”

Thomas comes to Urban Air Adventure Park with three decades of experience from Six Flags, Inc. His recent and former role as Vice President of International Park Development followed a lucrative career as President of Six Flags Magic Mountain, near Los Angeles, California. During his tenure in the entertainment attractions industry, Mr. Thomas has served in several executive roles including Administration, Operations, Human Resources, Marketing, and Information Systems. He has a B.A. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an M.B.A. from Amberton University.

“I greatly value the years I spent at Six Flags,” Thomas said. “This transition will allow me the opportunity to take everything I have learned over the last 30 years and share it with one of the fastest growing franchises in the world.  I am excited to join the amazing team at Urban Air, and look forward to providing a phenomenal family experience for everyone who enjoys our Parks.”

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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