The board of directors of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has elected David Rosenberg as second vice chairman.

Rosenberg, a vice president of Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, will serve as second and first vice chairman of IAAPA before taking the helm of the global attractions industry trade association as chairman of the board in 2019.

“With David as our chairman in 2019, IAAPA will enter its second century with a leader who embodies the membership diversity that now exists in the organisation,” said Will Morey, chairman of the IAAPA governance committee and president and CEO of Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey.

“David brings to the role 26 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, and has been a key member of IAAPA’s leadership team over the last 10 years, including serving as a volunteer chair of several IAAPA committees and as a member of IAAPA’s board of directors.

“Given the experience he has gained over the years working in multiple segments of our industry… we are confident David is ideally suited to chart and lead the association’s course into the future.”