Austin Herschend

Family Council Chair, Herschend Family Entertainment

Austin Herschend is a proud family member and part owner of Herschend Family Entertainment. Herschend Family Entertainment, the largest family-owned themed attractions corporation, creates, develops and operates entertainment, tourism and hospitality properties that currently span 26 locations in ten states. Austin currently serves as the Family Council Chair of the Herschend family system. He is also a General Partner of his family’s investment company, Covenant Capital. He has been engaged in his family’s enterprise as a board observer for Herschend Family Entertainment for the last three years.  Austin is the CEO and co-owner of Big Whiskey Franchising, which owns 5 corporate restaurants in Missouri and has two franchisees in Bentonville, Arkansas and Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri where he received his BS in Business Administration as well as Missouri State University where he received in Masters in Education. He is married to his wife Michelle and the two have a daughter Lillian.