Keith Fontenot is an Ellis & Associates Client Director and active International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP®) Instructor Trainer, a role he has held since 2001. Prior to joining the E&A team, Fontenot served as an E&A Senior Associate and Advisory Board member. Beginning his career as a lifeguard in New Braunfels, Texas in 1994, Fontenot worked with Schlitterbahn Waterparks for 27 seasons. During his tenure, Fontenot held General Manager positions at two of the company’s properties before becoming the Corporate Director of Operations overseeing all five Schlitterbahn locations. Fontenot is a Certified Pool Operator (CPO), licensed EMT, chair of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Water Park Committee, serves on the Education Committee for AIMS, is a NAARSO Certified Amusement Ride Safety Inspector Level II and a member of the ASTM F24 Committee.