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SeaWorld CEO resigns five months into job, cites board

Posted at 12:12 PM, Apr 06, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment's chief executive has resigned only five months into his job.

He becomes 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.