Corrine Brindley’s SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment career began in 1987 in the SeaWorld San Diego public relations department. Her responsibilities included managing a team of 14, acting as park spokesperson and developing story ideas and press releases. While in the public relations department Brindley penned more than a dozen SeaWorld San Diego television specials. During that time she was awarded two Emmy awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievement in writing.
In 1996 SeaWorld San Diego taped Brindley to head up a new team: Marketing Services. Coordinating the development of print, broadcast, collateral and advertising material the new department provided creative direction and brand development.
Two years later Brindley joined a park team managing the company’s first political ballot initiative. The passage of Proposition D, the SeaWorld height initiative, allowed the park to propose attractions over 30 feet tall on the park’s city-leased land.
After the successful initiative campaign, Brindley was asked to develop SeaWorld San Diego’s first Community and Government Relations Department. In her role as Director of Government Affairs she was responsible for developing and maintaining a strong governmental, political and community network. Brindley serves as the primary political contact for city, county and state representatives. She manages issues that arise before assigned political bodies, and coordinates SeaWorld’s analysis and response.
In 2010 as part of a company restructuring Brindley transferred to the corporate team at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Based in San Diego, she continues in her role as liaison to elected officials representing both SeaWorld San Diego in California, and SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas.
Brindley, a graduate of the University of California, San Diego also acts as park media trainer. Prior to coming to SeaWorld she worked at a public relations and advertising firm in Sydney, Australia. A native San Diegan, her neighbor was one of the park’s first killer whale trainers. An avid traveler, she has visited each of the seven continents.
Not only does she serve on the San Diego Food Bank’s Board of Directors, but she also serves on the following:
- California Travel Industry Association
- Equinox Center
- San Diego County Bar Association