Dennis Szefel was with Delaware North for more than 47 years, he served as chairman of Delaware North International, the company’s global business unit representing its businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. He was named to the newly created position in July 2010 and given responsibility for developing a business, operational and global growth strategy.
He likewise was responsible for leveraging Delaware North’s expertise across the entire enterprise as it increased its market presence in new and existing international markets. Szefel also held the various positions at Delaware North: CAO, group president – overseeing the operations of Sportservice, Parks & Resort and Travel Hospitality Services and founding president of the Parks & Resorts division.
In 2005, Dennis became one of only four people ever to receive the company’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Award of Excellence.
Dennis has been active in many leadership organizations in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries and also spends time supporting local civic and community organizations. He was a member of several local and national boards. He is currently on the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. He is also a member on OmniSeq, Inc.’s board of directors and audit committee.