ORLANDO, Florida—SeaWorld announced that the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Serge Rivera, resigned a week after SeaWorld announced that it is furloughing 90% of its employees due to theme park closures caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Rivera cited SeaWorld’s Board of Directors’ involvement in decisionmaking as the reason for his resignation.
Rivera will also resign from SeaWorld’s Board of Directors.
Rivera was SeaWorld’s CEO for just five months prior to his resignation.
Marc Swanson was named interim CEO until SeaWorld appoints a permanent successor.