A mere two weeks after Carl Lum vacated the position of Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park President, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has officially announced his replacement: David Cromwell. If you have followed the Williamsburg SEAS parks for a couple years now, this name may ring a bell. Who is he? Before becoming the Vice President of Aquatica at SeaWorld San Diego (SWSD), Mr Cromwell acted as Vice President of Water Country USA at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. SEAS has announced that he will step into his new role on April 1st, 2016.
As you will see when you look through his résumé below, David Cromwell has worked at nearly every level in the SeaWorld park structure—host, supervisor, manager, director, and vice president. Better yet, he has managed two different parks through major additions and managed the opening of an entire park. If his experience alone wasn’t enough, he also has a BA in Communication and a Masters in Business Administration—both of which are certainly excellent education qualifications for a park president.
Anyway, lets take a moment to run through his full professional history:
David Cromwell appears to be an incredibly well-qualified candidate for the position of Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park President. The two years he spent in Williamsburg are a huge bonus to his list of credentials as well. During his time at Water Country USA, I never once heard a single complaint regarding the management style or competency within the park. I am absolutely thrilled that he has decided to return to Williamsburg and can’t wait to see where he takes our parks moving forward.