NRCMA Board Members
Ed Hiller is CEO of Ride Entertainment, with offices in Maryland and New York, that for more than a quarter century, sells, installs, leases, and owns and operates rides in various venues from amusement parks, to zoos, water parks, city parks and other venues in the United States and internationally. With a seasoned team of over 200 people, Ride Entertainment is considered a global leader in the entertainment industry.
Carole Sanderson, Secretary
Sanderson, Secretary of the NRCMA board, is also Chief Financial Officer and partner of Onyx Creative Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. Sanderson is a confirmed thrill seeker and theme park expert having served earlier as president of American Coaster Enthusiasts from 2002 to 2006.
Hunter Novotny, Treasurer
Hunter Novotny serves as Treasurer of the NRCMA. Novotny has worked in the industry for more than a decade, beginning as a part-time worker at Larson International in Plainview, Texas where he is now a Principle.
Gary Slade, Past Chair
Jeff Novotny, Chairman
Robert Ulrich, American Coaster Enthusiasts
Pete Owens, Marketing
Owens is the Vice-President of Marketing and Communications for the Dollywood Companies based in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Owens background is in television news in which he worked for nearly 15 years. He is also a guest lecturer on crisis communications and media relations for the AIMS, TIA and NAARSO. As a 21-year veteran of the Amusement industry, participating and chairing multiple IAAPA committees, Owens is driven by his enthusiasm regarding the history of the industry and its impact on the American family drives his participation in the NRCMA.
Richard Munch, Historian
Munch is a distinguished theme park and roller coaster historian and published author. His book, Roller Coaster Fever, and his profile of ride designer Harry Traver are considered notable references on the subject. Munch is also a founder of the American Coaster Enthusiasts and served as its first president from 1978 to 1982. His career has taken him to Cleveland, Ohio, where he works for Onyx Creative on various commercial projects.
Tom Sheehan, General Counsel
Bowser is the Vice President of the Industry Division for Bynam Painting. His long history in the industry, including 21 years of experience in the Six Flags organization, and his passion for the preservation of theme and amusement park artifacts makes him an invaluable asset to the NRCMA.