SeaWorld CEO resigns days after company furloughs 90% of its employees amid coronavirus pandemic

SeaWorld CEO resigns days after company furloughs 90% of its employees amid coronavirus pandemic

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Chief Executive Officer of SeaWorld has stepped down over the weekend.

Sergio Rivera’s resignation comes after the company recently made the decision to furlough 90% of its employees due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rivera will also step down from the company’s board of directors.

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Rivera said his resignation was due to the board’s involvement with decisions within the company.

The board appointed Marc Swanson as the interim CEO on the same day Rivera’s resignation went into effect.

Swanson has served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2017.