John Lawn has been promoted to president of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where he also currently serves as chief operating officer. Lawn succeeds current CEO and past president William Simpson Jr., who is expected to retire January 5, 2018.
“Since joining our company in 2004, John has a proven track record of developing high performing hospitality teams that continually provide world-class service while producing outstanding financial results,” Simpson said. “Regardless of whether a guest is at one of our lodging properties, restaurants, golf courses or enjoying the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, John’s focus on hospitality does not waiver.”
Lawn began his career with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company in 2004 as food and beverage director at Hersheypark and eventually was named chief operating officer of the company in 2015. Prior to joining Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, Lawn served as general manager of Centerplate at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, and executive director of major events for Ridgewells in Betheseda, Maryland.
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