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Mark Woodbury

Mark Woodbury

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Destinations & Experiences

Mark Woodbury is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Destinations & Experiences, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal that offers guests around the globe today’s most innovative, thrilling, and popular entertainment experiences.

In this role, he oversees all aspects of the company’s destinations worldwide, including Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan and Universal Beijing Resort. He also serves on the NBCUniversal Executive Committee. 

Prior to being named Chairman and CEO in 2021, he served as Vice Chairman and President of Universal Creative, the group responsible for development strategy for the business and creating, planning and designing all Universal attractions and destinations worldwide.

Mr. Woodbury joined the company more than 30 years ago, during the development of Universal Studios Florida as a member of the creative leadership team. As chief creative officer, he oversaw the expansion of Universal Orlando Resort, including Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, on-site hotels and Universal CityWalk. He was instrumental in the development and opening of Universal Studios Japan, which quickly became the company’s most attended theme park destination and oversaw design and development of Universal Studios Singapore and the newly opened Universal Beijing Resort. Mr. Woodbury’s work includes the groundbreaking Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Super Nintendo World and a multitude of Universal’s unique, immersive and exciting attractions around the globe.

His dedication to continued innovation, inspired collaboration and delivering world class guest experiences is a driving force behind the success of Universal Destinations & Experiences. Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Mr. Woodbury is also an active member of the company’s Executive Inclusion Council, aimed at impactful, cross-divisional inclusion efforts.

He holds an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Ringling College of Art and Design, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of New Mexico. He is a licensed architect and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).