Hershey Entertainment and Resorts names new president

HERSHEY, Pa (WHTM) – Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company has a new person in charge. The board of directors announced John Lawn is the new president of the company.

john-lawnLawn currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the company and will remain in that role in addition to serving as president.

He replaces current Chief Executive Officer and past President William F. Simpson, Jr., who is retiring.

Lawn began his career with the company as food and beverage director at Hersheypark. He became assistant general manager of the park in 2005. In 2010 he was named vice president of operations. Lawn was elected COO in 2015.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts operates Hersheypark, ZooAmerica, the Hershey Bears, Giant Center, the Hotel Hershey, and Hershey Lodge.

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