Morey’s Piers made quite a splash recently at the annual World Waterpark Association (WWA) symposium when one of Morey’s Piers seasonal waterpark associates was awarded the “Emerging Leader - Employee of the Season Award.” The WWA Emerging Leader Award recognizes a seasonal employee working in the waterpark industry who has demonstrated consistent service and leadership in their position that goes beyond standard expectations throughout the entire summer season.
Kevin Ebner, a 21 year old native of Philadelphia, has spent his past seven summers working in various capacities within the beachfront waterpark division at Morey’s Piers. He has held positions including Waterpark Guest Services, Maintenance, Water Quality and Aquatics Supervisor. This past season, Kevin’s role as Aquatic Facility Manager included crossover management responsibilities in both Maintenance and Aquatics. And if that isn’t enough, Kevin has developed into one of the most animated and memorable scare actors working as part of the annual “Morey’s Fears” Halloween Event.
“Kevin is truly a jack of all trades,” commented George Rohman, Sr. Operations Manager. “He has such a well-rounded skill-set that he excels in any position we put him in. We are honored to have Kevin as part of the team and it’s very fitting that WWA recognized him with this award”
Kevin recently represented Morey’s Piers at the annual WWA Convention in Las Vegas where he received the award in front of over 1000 convention delegates attending the general session presentation.
WWA president Rick Root stated “Recognizing our young, up & coming leaders and placing a fresh association focus on supporting and developing this vital industry resource is a key WWA priority.”
Kevin, who has been spending his summers in Wildwood since he was 5 years old, credits all the managers he has worked with throughout his employment for helping him grow as a leader.
“This is an incredible honor. I have put my heart and soul into my job and have always strived to be the best I can be at whatever I do,” commented Kevin. “I was raised to take pride in the job I do and it’s pretty awesome to be recognized in front of my peers for all my years of hard work”.