KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (August 20, 2007) – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Director of Operations, Steve Geis, has been elected as the 2007-2008 Chairman of the Board for the Florida Attractions Association (FAA). The Florida Attractions Association is a trade association representing 90 leading attractions to promote and advance the interests of the attraction industry.
"The Florida Attractions Association has a long and proud tradition, and the list of past chairs is a who's who of pioneers in the industry,” said incoming Chairman Steve Geis. “I am honored to join such an illustrious group and thrilled with the opportunity to serve the FAA membership."
Steve Geis is an attractions industry professional with 27 years of leadership experience. He joined Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as the Director of Operations in 1998 and leads numerous departments including operations, guest service, security, tour destinations, tour bus operations, theaters and ticketing. Most recently, he served as an integral member of the design and implementation team for the new $60 million attraction, Shuttle Launch Experience, which opened in May 2007 at Kennedy Space Center. Prior to joining the Visitor Complex team, Geis was the Director of Operations at SeaWorld Adventure Park, San Diego, for 19 years. He has been active with the Florida Attractions Association for 5 years.
Geis is also an active member of committees and charitable organizations, including NASA’s Disability Awareness and Action Working Group.
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9 a.m. Closing times vary according to season. The Visitor Complex is open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. Admission includes the Kennedy Space Center tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, Astronaut Encounter, IMAX® space films, all exhibits, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, featuring historic spacecraft, simulator rides and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut mementos. Admission is $38 + tax for adults and $28 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $50 + tax for adults and $35 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 321-449-4444 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
About Florida Attractions Association
The Florida Attractions Association is a trade association, founded in 1949, representing more than 90 family-oriented attractions including astronaut, historical, cultural, military and scientific museums; castles; collections of the unique and different; dinner entertainments; dolphin and marine parks; exhibitions of alligators, lions, monkeys, parrots, butterflies and manatees; gardens; Indian villages; lighthouses; sightseeing trains, cruises, airboat and trolley tours; theme parks; water parks; and zoological parks. Florida Attractions Association’s mission is to promote and advance the interests of the attraction industry and is the conduit that enables their diverse membership to achieve a greater level of excellence. For more information, visit www.FloridaAttractions.org.