Michael Spanos was appointed as a member of Holdings’ Board of
Directors in October 2019. Mr. Spanos was named President and Chief
Executive Officer of Six Flags in November 2019. Prior to joining
Six Flags, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Asia, Middle East
and North Africa, of PepsiCo, Inc., a leading global food and
beverage company, from January 2018 to November 2019. Mr. Spanos
previously served as interim head of PepsiCo, Inc.’s Asia, Middle
East and North Africa division from October 2017 to January 2018
and as President and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Greater China
Region, from September 2014 to January 2018. Prior to that, Mr.
Spanos served as Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer,
PepsiCo North America Beverages from October 2011 to September
2014. Mr. Spanos previously held management roles of increasing
responsibility at PepsiCo, Inc. since 1993 in North America,
Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Before joining PepsiCo, Inc. Mr.
Spanos served in the United States Marines Corps from 1987 to 1993.
Mr. Spanos holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and he
received a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior from the
University of Pennsylvania.
Laura W. Doerre was named General Counsel of Six Flags in March
2020 and Chief Administrative Officer in October 2020. Ms. Doerre
previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., a window and
door manufacturer, from September 2016 to March 2020. Prior to
joining JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., Ms. Doerre served as Vice President
and General Counsel for Nabors Industries Ltd. from 2008 to August
2016. Prior to joining Nabors in 1996, Ms. Doerre practiced
commercial litigation with the law firm Mayor, Day, Caldwell &
Keeton LLP. Ms. Doerre holds a B.S. in Business Administration from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from
the University of Texas School of Law.
Sandeep Reddy was named Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Six Flags in July 2020. Mr. Reddy previously
served as Chief Financial Officer of Guess?, Inc., a contemporary
clothing and accessories retailer, from July 2013 through December
2019. Prior to that role, since 2010, he served as Vice President
and European Chief Financial Officer of Guess, where he was
responsible for all aspects of Guess’ European finance functions,
including financial planning, treasury, accounting, and tax. From
1997 to 2010, Mr. Reddy served in a number of positions of
increasing responsibility for Mattel Inc., a leading global toy
manufacturer, ultimately serving as Vice President Finance and
Supply Chain for the SEUR (France, Spain, Portugal, Italy) cluster.
Mr. Reddy has a BA (Honors) in Economics from Delhi University and
an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
Mark Kupferman was named Senior Vice President, Consumer and Guest
Experience of Six Flags in August 2020 and is responsible for
consumer insights, consumer strategy, and architecting the guest
end-to-end experience. He also oversees Six Flags’ customer
relationship management, website, revenue management, and
guest-facing innovation initiatives. Mr. Kupferman previously
served as Vice President, Insights and Interactive Marketing of Six
Flags since April 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Kupferman oversaw
Consumer Insights for Universal Orlando. Prior to joining
Universal, he was Vice President, Insights and Interactive
Marketing for Paramount Parks. Mr. Kupferman has an M.B.A. from
Wake Forest University, an M.F.A. from Yale University and a B.S.
degree from Northeastern University.
Stephen R. Purtell was named Senior Vice President, Investor
Relations, Treasurer and Strategy of Six Flags in December 2020.
Mr. Purtell previously served as Senior Vice President, Investor
Relations and Treasurer since October 2016. Prior to that,
Mr. Purtell was Vice President, Business Development and
Treasurer of Six Flags from July 2012 to October 2016.
Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Purtell served as VP, Sales
Operations and Market Research for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
after it acquired Dade Behring in 2007. Mr. Purtell joined
Dade Behring in 2003 and held financial positions including
Assistant Treasurer, VP Corporate Planning and Analysis, and
Treasurer. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Mr. Purtell held
financial and engineering positions at IMC Global and GATX
Terminals Corporation, and was an officer in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Purtell has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Leonard A. Russ was named Senior Vice President, Operations
Services of Six Flags in August 2020 and is responsible for all
in-park services, including food and beverage, retail, games,
rentals, parking and other services offered throughout Six Flags’
parks, along with engineering, design, maintenance, procurement,
and international development. Mr. Russ previously served as
Interim Chief Financial Officer since February 2020 and Senior Vice
President of Strategic Planning and Analysis since February 2016.
Prior to that, Mr. Russ was Vice President and Chief Accounting
Officer of Six Flags since October 2010, where he was responsible
for overseeing the Six Flags’ accounting function and the finance
functions of the western region parks. Mr. Russ began his career at
Six Flags in 1989 as a