Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 8, 2002

Victor Abbey – Busch Entertainment Corporation (bud)

VICTOR G. ABBEY is Chairman of the Board and President of Busch Entertainment Corporation, the parent company of Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld San Antonio, Discovery Cove, Sesame Place, Adventure Island, and Water Country. Busch Entertainment Corporation is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Mr. Abbey has spent his entire career in the tourism industry. Prior to becoming Chairman of Busch Entertainment Corporation, he was the Executive Vice President and General Manager of SeaWorld Orlando. He was also Chairman of the Board of the Orange County, Florida, Convention and Visitors Bureau during 1999-2000. Mr. Abbey joined Anheuser-Busch in 1978 immediately following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. He later completed his MBA at Northwestern's Kellogg School where he studied finance and marketing. Profile
TWST: Would you give us an overview of Busch Entertainment?

Mr. Abbey: Anheuser-Busch has been in the theme park business

since the 1950s when the company opened a bird and botanical

garden on