Steve Thorburn is named to the TEA International Board of Directors

The TEA (formerly Themed Entertainment Association) launched a new logo design and shortened its name to better project its membership and services to an increasingly diversified client base. “Our new logo graphically presents our members’ expertise in themed entertainment and experience design with a fresh, clean, professional look that will have greater appeal to museums, heritage facilities, science centers, corporate brand centers, and a host of new client categories,” said TEA International Board President Pat Gallegos about the new logo. Stimulated by the 2003-2005 Strategic Plan for the association, the nearly year-long logo development process involved input from a number of TEA member design firms and many review and discussion sessions with the entire International Board. “The new TEA logo is only the first of many steps the association will be taking in the years to come to raise awareness of the organization and to better market and promote the skills, expertise and experience of all our members.”

Also At the annual meeting of TEA in Orlando this month (18 November 2004) Steven J. Thorburn, PE, CTS-D, CTS-I was among the 6 individuals elected to the International Board of Directors. Steve made the following statement on his acceptance of his nomination:

“To me, the TEA is in a transition phase moving from adolescence into adulthood. The goals of the TEA Founders are being challenged and need to be reviewed. Member benefits need to be updated; I can remember the benefits of the lectures and presentations on ways to improve our business and our educational outreach. I am looking forward to helping the TEA continue its growth.”

Way to go Steve!