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February 12, 2013: Gary Henry

Gary HenryPresident of Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts

Gary Henry, CPA, is a financial specialist with more than 35 years experience in waterpark design and management. He currently serves as President or Manager of twenty-five privately held waterpark-related businesses, including Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn Beach Park, South Padre, Schlitterbahn Galveston, Schlitterbahn Kansas, Kansas City, Schlitterbahn Beach Resort, South Padre and Schlitterbahn Corpus Christi, a project currently being developed.

Gary has been involved in the waterpark industry since its infancy. As a teenager, he helped build the first water slides at the family’s riverfront resort in New Braunfels. Working with his brother, Jeff, he has been responsible for the design, construction and operation of Schlitterbahn’s flagship park for three decades. Experienced in multiple aspects of park operation and management, Gary currently oversees the management of Schlitterbahn’s four Waterparks and two resorts, assists in design and directs all financial, corporate and legal matters for the family businesses.

Under the Henry family’s direction, Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels has grown into America’s most popular seasonal waterpark and the Schlitterbahn brand has gained international prominence.