The Board of Directors of IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, elected 11 new board members for 2020, including JRA Director, Marketing and Business Development, Chloe Hausfeld. The IAAPA Board of Directors supervises, directs, and controls the policies and programs of the association, and Hausfeld will serve as one of three Directors representing Manufacturer and Supplier Members.
Leadership and Service
As Director, Marketing and Business Development, Hausfeld’s leadership efforts and relationship management abilities have greatly contributed to JRA’s penetration into the Asia-Pacific market, and she frequently attends high-level meetings with current and perspective clients from around the world. Within the office, Hausfeld is a chief strategist in the studio’s marketing and business development department, contributing to discussions as to which projects JRA should pursue. She also helps coordinate trade show logistics, business travel, and employee enrichment activities. Prior to JRA, Hausfeld received her Bachelors Degree in Special Education from the University of Cincinnati.
Upon entering the industry, Hausfeld immediately became involved in several IAAPA committees and initiatives, including the Young Professionals Sub-Committee, the Service Awards Committee, and the Manufacturers and Suppliers Committee. In addition, for the last four years, she has represented both IAAPA and the State of Ohio in IAAPA’s Advocacy Day activities, lobbying Ohio senators and representatives on the issues faced by the entertainment industry.
Hausfeld is also a member of IAAPA’s Give Kids the World (GKTW) Committee, which helps organize the various charity events hosted by IAAPA during Expo week. GKTW Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida, where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free vacations. Events include a motorcycle ride, a golf outing, and the Footsteps from the Heart 5K/1K through GKTW Village.
In 2017, IAAPA named Hausfeld its Young Professional of the Year. The IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award honors members who demonstrate a dedication to the attractions industry through strong leadership, teamwork, and integrity, while continually developing their knowledge and experience. The Young Professional must also be a strong advocate of IAAPA’s mission to support, grow, and nurture the amusement park and attractions industry. Hausfeld, who is an IAAPA Certified Attractions Leader (ICAL), was selected from a strong list of candidates on account of her professionalism, leadership ability, and passion for the business.
“Embracing the Responsibility”
“All of us at JRA are extremely proud of Chloe for being awarded this prestigious appointment,” said Dan Schultz, Chief Operating Officer. “Our entire industry will benefit from the passion and dedication she will bring to this group.”
“JRA has been an active member of IAAPA for a very long time, and we are committed to the global community and industry development worldwide. I’m looking forward to establishing and building rapport with my fellow board members, expanding the diversity, and embracing the responsibility of being an ambassador for the M&S constituency. It’s important to be passionate while advocating for something, and I’m excited to bring energy and a positive impact to the growth and vision of IAAPA. I’m thrilled to continue to give back to the industry that has given me so much, and am humbled to be joining such a prestigious group of individuals.”