Executive Director, TEA
Gene is Executive Director of the Themed Entertainment Association, the worldwide nonprofit trade alliance representing the creators of compelling places and experiences. He has 40 years experience building connections and relations, communications and analysis at local, national and international levels. He joined the TEA in 2001 and has focused on improving member business development and marketing benefits, and building connections with clients and owners. Past positions include Executive Director of the Inland Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross; Executive Director of the Western Insurance Information Service; VP of Public Affairs and Communications of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB); Head of Media Relations for the American National Red Cross; and freelance photojournalist covering national business, Capitol Hill and the White House. Gene has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Journalism, and an MBA in Management.