Special Olympics Florida

SeaWorld executive appointed to Special Olympics Florida Board of Directors

Special Olympics Florida announced that Brad Gilmour, Director of Park Operations for SeaWorld’s Waterpark Aquatica, has joined the Special Olympics Florida Board of Directors.

bradgilmourGilmour has worked for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment for the last 13 years.

“Brad’s principled leadership and commitment to respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities align perfectly with our mission,” said Sherry Wheelock, President and CEO of Special Olympics Florida. “We are excited to welcome him to our Board of Directors and look forward to our continued partnership with SeaWorld.”

Aquatica hosts Special Olympics Florida’s largest Polar Plunge, an annual fundraising event in which individuals and teams raise money for the opportunity to plunge into the chilled down wave pool during the winter months.

“I am excited and proud to join the Board,” said Brad Gilmour, “It’s an honor to be a part of this organization, and I look forward to helping Special Olympics Florida further its mission of opening minds and changing attitudes.”

Prior to serving in his current position, Gilmour was Manager of Park Operations for Rides and Shows at SeaWorld Orlando and Manager of Park Operations for Water Safety/Park Quality/Guest Arrival at Aquatica.

Gilmour earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in marketing from the University of Central Florida. He now resides in Central Florida with his wife Megan and daughter Kendall.

The next Special Olympics Florida Polar Plunge at Aquatica will take place on February 11, 2017. For more information, visit PlungeFL.com.