July 31, 2012
-- Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, one of the Midwest’s most popular live entertainment attractions located in Schaumburg, IL, announces the hiring of family entertainment marketing expert Amy Walgren as Marketing and Sales Manager. In her new position Walgren will oversee advertising, promotions, public relations, sponsorships and partnerships, while managing a team of marketing and sales associates to increase exposure for the Chicago castle.
“Amy brings years of success with popular entertainment venues, including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, to her new position at Medieval Times. We are thrilled to have her depth and breadth of expertise on board as we move into our third decade of entertaining the families of Chicagoland,”
said Saj Rizvi, vice-president and general manager of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s Chicago castle. “The Marketing and Sales Manager plays a vital role at Medieval Times and with the recent launch of our first new show in five years, it’s an exciting time to have Amy Walgren join us in this capacity.”
Before joining Medieval Times, Walgren was most recently Marketing Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago where she managed all integrated marketing efforts. Walgren has also served as a Public Relations and Marketing Consultant for a variety of companies, professional services firms and non-profits, was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Brookfield Zoo, and spent seven years as the Field Marketing Manager of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. At Walt Disney, Walgren developed and managed Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line marketing, public relations and promotional efforts in five Midwest markets.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Schaumburg, IL is one of only nine North American Medieval Times castles throughout the U.S. and Canada. Medieval Times is regarded as North America’s longest running and most popular dinner attraction with more than 50 million guests having experienced the unique entertainment. For more information about Medieval Times go to www.medievaltimes.com or call 1-888-WE-JOUST (888-935-6878)