CEO of SeaWorld Resigns Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Sergio D. Rivera resigned Saturday from his position as the chief executive officer of SeaWorld. Rivera was only in the CEO position for less than five months and this is the fourth turnover in leadership for the company in five years.

According to the release, Rivera stated that his resignation was “due to disagreements over the board’s involvement in the decision making at SeaWorld.”

Marc G. Swanson, the company’s chief financial officer and treasurer has been stepped in as the temporary CEO.

News6 reported that Swanson is expected to stay in the role through the reopening of SeaWorld’s theme parks at which time, the board will review the position.