Ken Handler

Global Management Amusement Professionals


Ken Handler has created his company, Global Management Amusement Professionals (GMAP), from the ground floor. He has been consulting for more than a decade working with his clients to drive millions of dollars to their bottom line. He has developed, opened and consulted with close to 100 resorts throughout the United States and internationally. Handler has operated and managed many of California’s finest waterparks and theme parks for more than 25 years. As a nationally recognized revenue consultant, he continues to mentor and provide assistance to a number of well-known facilities. Handler received notable acknowledgments from the World Waterpark Association, including being instrumental in earning his park numerous Wave Review marketing awards for commercials, radio ads, print media and promotional events. Handler continues to be a highly sought after professional in the aquatics and waterpark industry. In addition to receiving national recognition for his marketing efforts and success as an operator and general manager, his park was the first ever winner of the National Title of the Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Competition. Throughout the years, Handler has provided enjoyable experiences for millions of guests at many locations. Creating an enjoyable experience for guests and efficient and cost effective operating procedures is one of his specialties. His experience, creativity and strong work ethic have been the foundation for providing successful consulting and management for municipalities and industry leading entertainment locations.