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Brian Nurse

Brian Nurse, Executive Vice President,
Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Brian Nurse was appointed Cedar Fair’s chief legal officer in November 2021, bringing with him more than 25 years of comprehensive experience with some of the best-known entertainment and food and beverage companies in the world.

Prior to joining Cedar Fair, Brian was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE), an integrated global media company with revenue of approximately $1 billion. In that role, which he held for just over two years, he was responsible for all legal affairs and served as a member of the senior management team. Before that, Brian served six years as vice president, associate general counsel and secretary at Nestle Waters North America, leading the day-to-day legal affairs for the $4.6 billion division of Nestle S.A., the largest food and beverage company in the world. From 2003-2012, he was senior legal counsel for PepsiCo, Inc., where he was lead counsel for North American beverage/soft drinks brands. Brian’s responsibilities included working with brand and sports marketing, licensing and branded entertainment. He joined Pepsi’s corporate law team as legal counsel in 2001.

Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a juris doctor from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

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