Franceen Gonzales

Waterparks run through Gonzales’ veins like water through a waterslide. A former chair of board at the World Waterpark Association (WWA), she remains closely involved with this, IAAPA and the industry safety body AIMS International.

During a 28 year career, the Stanford educated executive has held several key positions. These include management roles with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey and Waterworld Safari.

Prior to joining WhiteWater, she served as vice-president of risk management at Great Wolf Resorts, advising on the design of four new indoor waterpark resorts. Yet Gonzalez’ appointment to the world’s leading waterpark supplier in 2013 seemed like a partnership that had been waiting to happen.