SPEAKER: Kim Schaefer, Chief Executive Officer, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
DATE: Wednesday, February 9, 2011
TIME: 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Texas Tech University, Merket Alumni Center, Lubbock, TX
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ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Kim Schaefer is the chief executive officer of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.® (NASDAQ: WOLF), North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts. She joined the predecessor to Great Wolf Resorts, headquartered in Madison, Wis., in 1995 as senior vice president of operations.
Ms. Schaefer most recent position was President & Chief Operating Office. As COO, Kim focused her attention on delivering a great guest experience and established policies and procedures for indoor waterpark resorts.
Prior to President & Chief Operating Officer, Kim was Chief Brand Officer. In that position Kim ensured that Great Wolf Lodge found organic growth by adding proprietary amenities like Scooops and Magiquest and adding known family brands like Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. This has been a significant part of the brand evolution into full family entertainment.
Kim was also part of the successful IPO roadshow in December 2004.
Ms. Schaefer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Edgewood College in Madison. She has over 20 years of accounting and hotel operating experience and sits on the advisory boards for Edgewood College Business School and Thrive. Kim is also active in TEC, a Madison CEO group.
COMPANY PROFILE: Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.® (NASDAQ: WOLF), Madison, Wis., is North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® and Blue Harbor Resort™ brands. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company with Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Charlotte/Concord, N.C.; and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis. Through Great Wolf Resorts' environmental sustainability program, Project Green Wolf™, the company is the first and only national hotel chain to have all US properties Green Seal™ Certified - Silver.