SeaWorld CEO resigns five months into job, cites board

Posted at 12:38 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 15:42:15-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- SeaWorld Entertainment's chief executive has resigned only five months into his job, becoming the third leader of the theme park company to depart in just over two years.

A Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Sergio Rivera cited his disagreement with the board's involvement in decision-making at the company. His predecessor, Gustavo "Gus" Antorcha, cited a similar reason for his leaving last September.

Rivera handed in his resignation on Saturday.

The spreading novel coronavirus has paralyzed the theme park industry and SeaWorld has furloughed 90% of its workers.