Our Upcoming Show

Join us this Sunday, May 16 @ 11:00 a.m. EST as Bridgette Bywater, Vice President & General Manager of Kings Dominion (Cedar Fair Entertainment) gives a preview of what guests can expect when they return to this Virginia iconic theme park on May 22. Tim Riester shares some exciting news about a major acquisition and what that means for expanding their work with DMOs. Carl Ribaudo (SMG Consulting) gives a hint of how politics affects peoples’ decisions on where to travel based on recent findings from Travel Analytics Group; Bob Rauch, the “Hotel Guru,” talks about lodging’s luxury market and reads the pulse-read of the lodging industry; and, Dave Bratton shares newest insights from Destination Analysts’ latest survey of travelers.

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Bridgette Bywater

Vice President & General Manager

Kings Dominion

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Bridgette attended Truman State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a dual focus in Management and Marketing, and a minor in Business Psychology.

In her career in the amusement park industry, Bywater worked in a wide variety of roles including Human Resources, Park Operations, Safety, and Security. She later took on international responsibility as the Corporate Director of Operations for the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Bywater was recently named the new Vice President and General Manager of Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia and is excited for this next chapter in her career.