Lee Hovis is the General Manager of Big Rivers Waterpark and Adventures in New Caney Texas. He is responsible for the total operation of the park, including the immediate supervision of the park’s Operations Director, F&B Director, Retail & Admissions Director and Human Resources Director. Prior to joining Big Rivers, he was the Director of Recreation and Operation for the Tolomato Community Development District, where he was responsible for the operation of all Nocatee amenities and programs including a civic center, fitness center, waterpark, competitive swim club, multiple pools and parks as well as the community’s cable television station and informational radio station. He has served as a member of the WWA’s Board of Directors and served as the Chair from 2002-2005. Hovis has been working in the waterpark industry since 1984 and serves on the WWA’s Safety Committee and teaches the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance’s Certified Pool Operator courses for the association. He serves on the PHTA-9 committee for waterpark safety standards, works with the International Code Council on swimming pool codes and is an Instructor Trainer for the American Red Cross. Previously, Hovis has held top management positions with Adventure Landing, Roaring Springs Waterpark, Water Country USA, Emerald Pointe Waterpark and Summer Waves Waterpark. WWA inducted Hovis into the Hall of Fame in 2011. When not working on waterpark issues, Hovis enjoys watching football and spending time with his family.