Universal Parks long-serving CEO announces retirement

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Parks and Resorts announced management changes coming in 2022.

The business said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Govt Officer will retire on March 16, 2022.

Williams moved to Central Florida in 1988 and was named Common Orlando’s president in 1990. Even though in the management part at the park, Williams aided renovate Orlando into a spot with many theme parks, inns and an amusement complex.

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He then went on to come to be the Chairman and CEO of Common Parks and Resorts in 1999. He has led enhancement of groundbreaking concept park rides and immersive lands, such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Tremendous Nintendo Planet.

He has considering that went on to enable Common Parks and Resorts open theme parks in Osaka, Singapore and most not long ago, Beijing.

“Tom’s journey has been the journey of Parks alone,” explained Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, mother or father organization for NBCUniversal and Common Parks & Resorts.  “His eyesight and management has built parks a vital and vibrant business and has aided define present day topic park enjoyment for us and the entire industry.”

Having the part of Chairman and Main Executive Officer is Mark Woodbury.

Universal officials explained Woodbury has been with the organization for additional than 30 years as vice chairman and president of Common Creative.

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See movie underneath of Mark Woodbury conversing about Tremendous Nintendo Planet.

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Through his time he has been responsible for all arranging and style tactic for Common Parks & Resorts globally.

“Mark has exclusive and vital insight into all the things that helps make Universal Parks & Resorts effective,” said Jeff Shell, Chief Govt Officer, of NBCUniversal. “Beyond his capacity to build amazingly revolutionary guest experiences, he has incredible knowledge with approach, financials, stewardship of the Common Parks model and so substantially extra.  He has also been a crucial portion of scheduling for the long term of Universal Parks & Resorts.  All this helps make him fantastic for this function.”

Mark Woodbury will step into his new purpose powerful January 1, 2022.

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