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New general counsel named for Six Flags

Laura W. Doerre has joined Six Flags Entertainment Corporation as executive vice president and general counsel. She succeeds Lance Balk, who retired on March 2 after more than nine years in the role. Ms. Doerre is a highly respected legal expert with 30 years of global experience in mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, corporate governance, complex litigation, labor and employment law, and benefits.

“We are delighted to have one of the brightest legal minds in the country as our new general counsel,” said Six Flags president and CEO Mike Spanos. “Laura comes to us with an impressive background and a proven record of accomplishment. Her ability to build strong teams, navigate complex legal matters, and guide healthy business strategies will be invaluable as we position the company for short and long-term growth. I also want to thank Lance Balk for his tremendous leadership to Six Flags over nearly a decade of service. He developed an excellent legal team with business acumen, and made an important impact on the company both internally and externally. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Doerre will be based in Arlington, Texas, at the Company’s future world headquarters at Globe Life Park. She most recently served since 2016 as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance Officer for JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., the world’s largest door and window manufacturer. Prior to that role, she served as vice president and general counsel for Nabors Industries Ltd., from 2008 to 2016.

“Six Flags is an iconic brand, recognized the world-over for great rides and attractions and synonymous with family and fun,” noted Doerre. “My family and I have long counted ourselves among the millions of delighted thrill-seekers, and I look forward to working alongside Mike and the senior leadership team to advance the brand’s mission of creating lifelong memories for guests of all ages.”

Doerre received her B.S. with distinction in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law.

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