Gathering Place Announces New Park Director Julio Badin To Lead Tulsa’s Award-Winning Riverfront Park

The Oklahoma Eagle Newswire


After an extensive search, Gathering Place is excited to announce the hiring of Julio Badin as the new Executive Director.

Badin’s 22 years in the hospitality and entertainment industries, combined with a passion for community programming and guest experiences, will help to further advance the mission of Tulsa’s award-winning riverfront park.

“My entire professional career has been in the hospitality and entertainment industry, and I’ve loved every minute of it,” said Julio Badin. “However, after coming to understand Gathering Place’s mission and meeting the Park’s outstanding team, this presented such a compelling opportunity. I’m excited to fully engage with and serve an entire community in a way that I haven’t been able to do in the past.”

Prior to joining the Gathering Place team, Badin served as the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport where he oversaw experience strategy and execution at all five terminals, including operations, project management, and the DFW Airport Pandemic Preparedness Plan.  Additionally, Badin spent 18 years with The Walt Disney Company where he held key leadership roles managing customer experience, attractions, retail, culinary and financial performance.

“Julio clearly possesses the skills to continue to

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