MARK WOODBURY NAMED VICE CHAIRMAN,
UNIVERSAL PARKS & RESORTS
Orlando, Florida (February 10, 2017) – Universal Parks & Resorts has named Mark Woodbury to the newly created role of Vice Chairman. Woodbury will continue to serve as President of Universal Creative and will continue to report to Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Parks & Resorts.
“Mark has been a driving force for creativity, innovation, growth and development across the entire Parks group,” Tom Williams said. “As we continue our incredible journey, I am happy that Mark will be by my side, playing a vital role in shaping our future and leading the greatest creative team in the world.”
Woodbury has been with Universal for 28 years, helping to shape and develop the Universal theme park experience across the world. Both he and the Universal Creative team are recognized industry leaders for their role in creating compelling theme park entertainment and entire theme park destinations.
Working with the world’s best film, television and entertainment talent, Woodbury has led a multi-disciplinary team of professional designers, engineers, artists, planners, project managers, financial analysts, architects and more in the creative and development process.
Their award-winning accomplishments include highly acclaimed The Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed attractions and immersive environments across the globe. Their work also includes entire theme parks, such as Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Osaka – and, in the future, Universal Beijing and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Some of the top-rated attraction experiences at Universal theme parks include Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, TRANSFORMERS: The Ride - 3D, Skull Island: Reign of Kong – and more.
About Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Parks & Resorts, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, offers guests around the globe today’s most relevant and popular entertainment experiences. With three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, its theme parks are known for immersive experiences that feature some of the world’s most thrilling and technologically advanced film- and television-based attractions.
Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood. It also owns Universal Orlando Resort, a destination resort with three theme parks (Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay – grand opening May 25, 2017), five resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk Orlando. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal owns a 51 percent majority interest in Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka and has a license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. The company has also announced plans for a theme park in Beijing.