Stephanie Johnson Named Divisional Director for LEGOLAND New York Resort
Real Estate In-Depth | January 2020
Stephanie Johnson has been named Divisional Director for LEGOLAND New York Resort, parent company Merlin Entertainments announced recently. An Orange County native, Johnson, who has more than 15 years marketing experience, will direct, manage and create strategy for LEGOLAND New York Resort to meet and exceed attendance, revenue and profitability goals for the 150-acre theme park.
Johnson’s professional background spans a range of industries, from retail to commercial real estate. She previously held the role of Regional Vice President of Marketing for Simon Property Group’s Premium Outlets division where she oversaw the marketing efforts of 26 properties, one joint venture and their corresponding marketing organizations. Prior to joining Simon Property Group, Johnson was the Senior Director of Retail Development and Operations at Ralph Lauren.
Johnson graduated from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and earned her MBA at Nova Southeastern University. A mother to a seven-year-old and two-year-old, Johnson and her family reside in Campbell Hall, where she takes an active part in her community, serving as a member of the Orange-Ulster BOCES CTE Advisory Board. She also serves on the board of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
LEGOLAND New York Resort will be the largest LEGOLAND ever built by Merlin Entertainments, with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions on 150 acres in Goshen. The park is slated to open in July. The resort will also feature a 250-room LEGOLAND Hotel, which will be open year-round starting in 2021.