Mandy Sybrandy CEO GLM Attractions

Mandy Sijbrandij


Mandy Sijbrandij is the owner and CEO of Global Leisure Management (GLM), where she leads a team of exceptional professionals. With a strong background in commercial real estate development, site selection, project feasibility and financial projections, Mandy brings a wealth of expertise to her role.

Prior to launching GLM, Mandy held the position of Vice President of Attractions at Koch Development, where she honed her skills as Director of Attractions and Operations Manager.  During her tenure, she played a pivotal role in the development and opening of Koch Development’s renowned SkyWheel® Attractions. Mandy built and led a team of general managers, assistant general managers, supervisors, and staff, while developing comprehensive policies, procedures, and programs to ensure seamless operations. Prior to her time at Koch Development, she served as Operations Manager for Pacific Development, where she provided operational oversight for the successful opening of 360 Pensacola Beach Observation Wheel. Mandy’s career in commercial real estate began in lease administration and she has since gained extensive experience in various domains such as office management, accounting, payroll, human resources, property management, website design and marketing.

Mandy is a graduate of Saint Louis University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies and a minor in Hospitality Management. As a testament to her commitment to the industry, she is an active member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Themed Attractions Association (TEA), and National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials (NAARSO). Additionally, Mandy holds the IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive certification.