Tom Klein

Tom Klein, Director

Tom Klein was elected to Cedar Fair’s board of directors in 2012 and currently serves as chairman of the Compensation Committee.

Tom is a managing partner of Certares LP. Prior to joining Certares he was a director, CEO and president of Sabre Incorporated (NASDAQ: SABR), a global technology company serving the travel industry and its subsidiary,, one of the world’s leading online travel brands. Prior to being appointed as CEO, Tom held a number of executive positions at Sabre including president, executive vice president, and both domestic and international senior vice president roles. He led the very successful IPO of Sabre in 2014. Prior to Sabre, Tom held various management positions at American Airlines and Consolidated Freightways and has spent 29 years as an operator in the travel sector.

Tom was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the board of Brand USA in 2010. He was reappointed twice and ended his third term in 2017 as chairman. Tom also served on President Barack Obama’s President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. He serves on the board of directors of Playa Resorts (NASDAQ: PLYA) and on the board of managers of Certares Holdings, where he is a member of the Management Committee.

Tom received a B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University, where he serves on the board of trustees.

Tom, an avid skier, started traversing the slopes at age 28. His FIRST ski lesson was at Heavenly Valley, Calif., with his friends and instructors, twin brothers Phil and Steve Maher who won Gold and Silver Medals, respectively, in the Men’s Slalom at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. Despite his passion for the sport, the Olympians remain disappointed in their student’s progress.

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Director since 2012