Profiles

Roi Ewell

MS 85

Vice President, Industry and Government Affairs SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

A Proud Alumni who is Helping Shape the Future of GGU

Q. What is your role on the GGU Board of Trustees?

A. Beyond governance, the opportunity to partner with extremely talented people who are individually and collectively passionate about GGU’s distinctive impact across all stakeholder groups.

Q. Why do you serve on GGU’s Board?

A. I was afforded a remarkable opportunity to learn and help shape the new GGU story.

Q. What is your vision for GGU?

A. The university and its students commonly considered best in class against all meaningful measures.

Q. What degrees do you have?

A. BS mass communications, Norfolk State University; MS personnel administration, Golden Gate University

Q. How many years have you been in your field?

A. Human resources and communications combined, 34 years.

Q. What is your business specialty?

A. Hospitality sector and issues management.

Q. Can you describe your current role at SeaWorld of
San Diego?

A. I provide strategic management and oversee all personnel-related matters for approximately 4,500 employees (including part-time summer staff). I manage the directors for staffing, systems compliance, organizational training and development, and safety and risk management. I’m also responsible for SeaWorld’s frequent involvement in government and community affairs.

Q. Who are some of your notable past employers?

A. Computer Sciences Corporation, Tenneco, and Avon