Marc Gran has an extensive history in the Group Sales area of the theme/waterpark business. He started his career as a Sales Representative for Six Flags Great America and won many national awards for his achievements. As a General Sales Manager, Gran was responsible for all aspects of the Group Sales Department and over $30 million in revenues. In 2004, Gran moved to Atlanta, Georgia to become the Marketing Manager for Six Flags White Water. There he was responsible for all aspects of marketing including group sales, promotions and public relations. From there, Gran took on the role of Sponsorship Director for Six Flags Atlanta properties selling the Six Flags Media Network programs to potential advertisers and partners. Gran’s next step was to National Director of Sales for PARC Management, operator of 8 theme/waterparks throughout the country. He led the teams through training and their strategic direction. In February 2012, he decided to take his skills and experience to the sales training and consulting world where he facilitates a 3-day sales training course for the theme/waterpark industry that includes classroom learning, activities, role-playing practice and evaluation. Some of his clients include Premier Parks, Herschend Family Entertainment and Cedar Fair. From there he was hired full time by Herschend Family Entertainment to manage the Group Sales Department at Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta and continue to train and develop the Sales team at all their properties. In 2014, he was hired for Cedar Fair as the Corporate Sales Trainer and Manager of Group Sales and Events for Carowinds Theme Park & Carolina Harbor Water Park in Charlotte, N.C., where he currently resides with his family. Gran was honored as a Best Speaker at the WWA Show in 2016.