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  Tim D. Smith Promoted to Vice President, Operations
at Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
at Yosemite

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (Nov. 22, 2004) – Delaware North Companies is pleased to announce the appointments of several new additions to the Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts management team.

Tim D. Smith has been promoted to vice president, operations at Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite.  Smith joined the Yosemite management team nearly two years ago as director of hotels.  He has more than 23 years of hospitality management experience, including management positions at Grand Teton National Park, Benchmark Hospitality and the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. In his new post, Smith will oversee hotels, retail, guest services and information technology operations.

Vicki Scharfberg has joined the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex management team as director of marketing.  Most recently, she was vice president of marketing at the New Jersey State Aquarium. Prior to that, she was the director of advertising and promotion for Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park and Wild Safari, N.J.

Karen Watt has assumed the position of director of sales & marketing at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, Calif.  Watt’s sales and marketing experience includes director of sales positions with Joie De Vivre Hospitality, Hotel Group of America, and Aston Hotels and Resorts in San Francisco.  Most recently, Watt was the director of sales & marketing for Fort Mason Foundation, a cultural arts center in San Francisco.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers.  Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, CA One Services, Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, the FleetCenter and the Delta Queen Steamboat Company.  Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with $1.6 billion in annual revenue and 30,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.  For more information, visit 


 
Contact:
Delaware North Companies
Peter Hassen
716-858-5090
www.DelawareNorth.com
Also See: Roland G. Henin, Corporate Executive Chef for Delaware North Companies, Provides the Direction to Cook Responsibly with Regards to the Environment and Freshness / April 2004
Delaware North Companies Opens The 109 room Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva State Park, Ohio; Owned by Ashtabula County and the State of Ohio, First Ohio State Park Lodge Built in 13 Years / June 2004


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