Six Flags adds chief legal officer from Sabre six months after axing GC role

Aimee Williams-Ramey joins following 'strategic reorganisation' that saw GC Laura Doerre leave last December

Six Flags Entertainment has added the former general counsel of Sabre as its new chief legal officer, six months after its general counsel left following the elimination of her role.    

Aimee Williams-Ramey has joined the Dallas-based amusement park operator as one of a number of leadership appointments the company said underscored its commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“We, as a company, need to reflect on the society we serve, and creating opportunities for everyone is critical to our success,” said Six Flags CEO Selim Bassoul. “Diverse work teams outperform non-diverse work teams.”

Williams-Ramey has taken over as Six Flags’ top lawyer from former executive vice president and general counsel Laura Doerre, who left last December after the company disclosed it would eliminate her roles as part of a “strategic reorganisation”

Williams-Ramey spent a little more than five years at travel tech company Sabre, which she joined as vice president and head of global litigation and dispute resolution before working her way up to the GC role in 2017. 

Earlier, she served as a regulator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), where she was the regional chief counsel for the west region of the United States, and was in private practice at Texan law firms Godwin Bowman and Sayles | Werbner. She focused her practice on complex legal and regulatory matters, including commercial litigation, securities litigation and enforcement actions, investigations, and corporate governance matters. 

Six Flags announced earlier this week in a securities filing that Williams-Ramey would receive a base salary of $350,000, an annual bonus of up to 90% of her base salary and restricted and performance stock worth more than $1m. 

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