Next up in our staff introductions, we wanted you to meet our Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Laura S.!
Laura is a leader and supervisor for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s financial, information and technology, and supply chain functions. You would be correct if guessed she is VERY busy this time of year and we’re grateful she shared some of it to share with us!
What do you do at Holiday World?
I lead the teams that are responsible for accounting, IT systems/support, project planning, and purchasing.
We work behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly for our Guests and Team Members, and we get to be involved in every aspect of the business.
What do you love most about your role?
The people that I get to work with.
We have a team of extremely talented and passionate people that are dedicated to the success of our company and the happiness of our Guests.
Did you always want to work in the amusement/theme park industry?
My first job was here at Holiday World. I was a ride operator for several years through high school and college, and it taught me about leadership, working with a team, and providing excellent service. When I had the opportunity to come back in a full-time role many years later, I couldn’t pass it up. I feel lucky to work for a park that is a leader in the industry and has such a positive impact on the local community.
What are you most looking forward to in our upcoming 75th Anniversary season?
This past year has been extremely challenging for everyone, so I am looking forward to families being able to spend time together again. Our parks have been such a big part of so many family traditions and memories over the past 75 years, and I am ready to see all those families back in our parks making new memories.
You are a great role model for women aspiring to be leaders in the corporate world. A great picture too.