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People on the Move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout Utah.

Lehi— CircusTrix, the world’s largest developer, operator, and franchisor of indoor active recreation centers, today announced the appointment of Fernando Eiroa as Chief Executive Officer. As CircusTrix’s new CEO, Mr. Eiroa will lead a company that has experienced rapid growth since its founding in 2011, including adding approximately 50 new locations in 2018. CircusTrix now has a network of more than 260 locations in the U.S., or more than 320 total locations globally, both owned and through its franchise partners, in nearly 20 countries. Mr. Eiroa served as CEO of Parques Reunidos until 2018, having led the company to its IPO in 2016. Parques Reunidos, which generated revenue of more than $650 million in 2018, is one of the world’s leading leisure park operators with more than 60 locations in 14 countries, including 25 locations in the U.S. He previously served for nine years as President and CEO of California-based Palace Entertainment, the largest U.S.-based subsidiary of Parques Reunidos. Mr. Eiroa succeeds Case Lawrence who founded CircusTrix in 2011. Mr. Lawrence will remain actively involved in the company as a significant shareholder, advisor, and as the board’s chairman of the Real Estate and Innovation Committees. His innovative approach to indoor trampoline parks transformed the extreme indoor recreation industry and established CircusTrix as the worldwide leader. Under Mr. Lawrence’s leadership, the company has grown significantly and achieved exciting milestones since 2016, including a major investment by an affiliate of Palladium Equity Partners, LLC, the acquisition of Sky Zone, and the roll-out of a new franchise brand—DEFY.

Pleasant Grove Jenessa Young has been elected as Chair for the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. As Chair, her duties include oversight of all Chamber activities and acting as liaison with city organizations and other area Chambers. Ms. Young manages in-house interior design and space planning efforts for the design department at St. John Properties – Utah region. Responsibilities include the new 140,000 square foot, five-story Office Tower, as well as other rapidly rising commercial buildings in this 62-acre development. Her experience includes design work on more than 700,000 square feet of commercial, hospitality, and multi-family buildings. Jenessa received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Life with an emphasis in Interior Design from Brigham Young University. She has served as an active Board Member on the Pleasant Grove/Lindon Chamber of Commerce since 2017.

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