ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has promoted Carl Lum, Vice President of Finance for Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa, Fla. to Park President, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Va. Lum replaces John T. Reilly, who was promoted to Park President, SeaWorld San Diego last week.
Lum, 49, has served as Busch Gardens Finance Vice President since 2001. Prior to that he spent two years as the park's Finance Director.
"Carl has showed great skill in our critical finance function in Tampa," said Donnie Mills, Chief Operating Officer, Busch Gardens and Sesame Place. "Every aspect of our business benefits from his leadership, innovation and analytical skill."
Lum held a variety of finance and sales positions after earning bachelor's and master's degrees from Tampa's University of South Florida. He began his career with Johnson & Johnson in 1984 as Supervisor of Accounts Receivable. For three years starting in 1994 Lum worked in finance for the international division of construction, mining and building materials conglomerate Jim Walter Corporation. In 1997 he moved to I.T. supplier Tech Data Corporation, where he worked as a Sales Operations Manager.
Lum and his wife Debbie have two sons, Alexander, 16, and Ashton, 13. Lum will relocate to Williamsburg in November.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates 10 parks across the U.S.: SeaWorld Florida in Orlando, SeaWorld California in San Diego, SeaWorld Texas in San Antonio, Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Adventure Island in Tampa, Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Aquatica and Discovery Cove in Orlando, and Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. near Philadelphia. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment employs more than 20,000 people. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group.
SOURCE SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment