St. Louis’ Koch Development names VP of attractions

Mandy Sybrandy

Mandy Sybrandy has been promoted to vice president of attractions and as an officer of St. Louis-based Koch Development Co. and its SkyWheel Attractions. Sybrandy reports to Koch Development CEO Stacey Kamps.

Entering its second century in business, Koch Development is a St. Louis-based, third-generation, family-owned company that develops, owns and manages a diverse portfolio of commercial real estate and entertainment attractions. Its SkyWheel Attractions operate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Panama City Beach, Florida.

Since joining the company in 2012, Sybrandy has built a specialized team of managers and staff to operate Koch’s SkyWheel Attractions. With a strong background in commercial real estate development, Sybrandy coordinated the development and openings of Koch’s attractions.

Koch Development became the first to bring an observation wheel of its type to the United States. In addition to operating its Skywheel properties, Koch retains an ownership interest.

Sybrandy graduated from Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies and a minor in hospitality management. She is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.