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theme park company executive

Mark S. Shapiro, American theme park company executive. Named one of 35 Promising Executives on the Rise, The Hollywood Reporter, 2001, 101 Most Powerful People in Show Business, Entertainment Weekly, 2003, Top 40 Under 40, Sports Business Daily, 2003-2005; named to The Power 100, The Sporting News, 2003-2004; recipient 2 Peabody awards, 16 Emmy awards, Distinguished Alumni award, University Iowa, 2004.


Shapiro, Mark S. was born on February 25, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.


Bachelor in Political Science, Communications, University Iowa, 1992.


Intern NBC Sports television, 1989, production assistant, 1990—1991, associate producer, 1991—1992. Production assistant Entertainment and Sports Programming Network television, 1993—1994, producer, 1994, vice president, general manager classic & original entertainment, senior vice president, general manager programming, 2001—2002, executive vice president programming, production, 2002—2004. President, Chief Executive Officer Red Zone LLC, 2004—2005, Six Flags, Inc., since 2005.

Member Abu Dhabi Investment House Advisory Board, United States Travel & Tourism Advisory Board. Board directors Tribune Company.