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Chelle Rupp 

Director of Sales, Knott’s Berry Farm 

 

Chelle Rupp has been the Director of Sales at Knott’s Berry Farm since 2012. Knott’s is a division of Cedar Fair Entertainment. In this role she oversees local, domestic and international sales and international marketing. In 2019, she has also taken on a dual role of Corporate Director of Travel Industry Sales for the Cedar Fair line-up 13 parks located in the US and Canada to work on tourism development across the enterprise.  

Prior, she worked for over a decade at SeaWorld San Diego including sales representative for the hospitality sector, corporate sales manager and finally as Director of Sales for five years.  

She has also served in a number of leadership roles in the hospitality 

industry, including sales manager for Wild Bill’s Wild West Dinner Extravaganza; tourism manager for Visit Anaheim; and sales and catering manager for hotels in Anaheim. 

Rupp received the 2002 Busch Entertainment Marketing Excellence Award. In 2014, 2016, and 2018 she was awarded Sales Leader of the Year for Cedar Fair Entertainment.

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