IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland (pictured at right) has resigned to take a new executive position elsewhere in the attractions industry, the organization announced yesterday (2/15). Current CFO Hal McEvoy (below) will lead IAAPA as interim president and CEO during the transition while the board of directors conducts its global search for a permanent replacement.
Noland has served as president and CEO since January 2013 and prior to joining IAAPA, was a theme park consultant and a member of the IAAPA board.
“Paul has led IAAPA through some of the most successful years in the association’s 100-year history,” said IAAPA Chairman Andreas Andersen. “In addition, he has managed an extensive expansion of member services, the continued globalization of the association, and the complicated relocation of IAAPA’s headquarters from the Washington, D.C., area to Orlando. For this, we owe him a very warm thank you.” “It has been one of the true joys of my career to be associated with such a talented and committed staff and volunteer leadership,” said Noland. “The association is well positioned for the future, and I know that its best days are ahead.”
IAAPA’s Compensation Committee is leading the search for Noland’s replacement, information regarding the job will be posted here in the near future.