ORLANDO, Fla. – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced Will Morey, president and CEO of Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, New Jersey, United States, will chair the worldwide trade association’s board of directors in 2013.
A veteran of the attractions industry, Morey started his career in 1975, shortly after his father and his uncle founded Morey’s Piers in 1969. Morey served in a number of seasonal positions in the company and then worked closely with his father and brother in residential resort development. During that time, the company created Seapoint Village, a 521-unit oceanfront community in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The team also joined with additional partners to develop two water parks; one in San Jose, Calif., and one in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Morey assisted in various aspects of the company’s operations until 1994 when his full attention was focused on amusement operations in New Jersey. Morey was named president and CEO of Morey’s Piers in 1997.
Morey has been very involved in IAAPA for many years. He was a member and chair of the association’s government relations committee and was elected to the board of directors in 2008. He also served on the executive and audit committees for IAAPA. He started the path to chairman of the board when he was named third vice chairman in 2010 and has subsequently worked his way through the roles of second and first vice chairman.
Morey is also very involved in his community in New Jersey. Since 2001, he has served on the school board for Wildwood/Wildwood Crest Schools. He was a trustee for Cape Volunteers in Medicine, has served as a director for the Boardwalk Special Improvement District (SID), and currently serves as a director on the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation Board, where he chairs the Cape of May County Capital/Scholarship Campaign. In January of 2012 he was elected a Cape May County Freeholder. Will has a passion for flying and has served as an Angel Flight volunteer pilot.
As chairman of the board, Morey will lead IAAPA for the next year and oversee the ongoing development and implementation of the association’s 2013-2015 Strategic Plan. He will travel around the world to represent the association and the global industry.