SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has appointed Peter Crage to be its chief financial officer, effective Sept. 1, and named Anthony Esparza as its chief creative officer, starting Sept. 8. The company said that means Marc Swanson will no longer be interim CFO, starting Sept. 1, but will continue as its chief accounting officer. Crage was most recently the CFO of Extended Stay America Inc. , while Esparza previously worked as senior vice president of guest services at theme-park company Herschend Enterprises. The current chief creative officer, Scott Helmstedter will continue his work with the company as a consultant. Seaworld's stock slipped 0.5% in after-hours trade. It has gained 4.9% year to date through Monday, while the S&P 500 tacked on 2.1%.
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