The Manager of the Year Award is open to all Managers with responsibility for operating a business with full P&L responsibility. The award is open to all of our company-owned business lines, including Attractions, Aquariums and Ripley Publishing. The Awards Committee carefully considers 5 major factors for this award. This includes the financial performance of the business, management skills, community involvement, guest satisfaction and show quality.
This year’s award winner has been a part of Ripley’s for 20 years. He started in his home town of Grand Prairie, Texas in 1997. He started as operations in Grand Prairie and worked his way up to General Manager in 2009. He has worked as General Manager at Ripley’s locations in Hollywood, Grand Prairie, Baltimore, and Panama City Beach. In 2012, he moved from Texas to Baltimore to open new Ripley’s attractions. In 2013, He moved from Baltimore to Panama City Beach. This past year, Ripley’s Panama City Beach, has seen nice growth and stability in a challenging year. Congratulations to our 2017 Manager of the Year, Drew Morales.