Bob Stephens

 

 

 

Bob is an experienced development and construction executive with nearly 30 years in the industry. He has extensive hands‐on experience in scheduling, project management and construction management. He has played key roles in the development and execution of theme parks in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Bob began his career in the development industry in 1979 with Walt Disney Imagineering. He developed detail scoping documents for both the Epcot Center and Tokyo Disneyland projects. These documents played a crucial role in the budgeting process for both these projects.

In 1984, Bob transferred to the Planning and Scheduling department. Initially, he focused on working with the creative and architectural departments. This gave him a unique appreciation for the process that creates the one‐of‐a‐kind attractions and concepts that Disney is known for. He played a key role in planning the creative and architectural efforts for the Disney•MGM Studios, Pleasure Island, Typhoon Lagoon and Splash Mountain.

Bob was the lead Project Planner for EuroDisneyland from concept to grand opening. He developed the plan and then managed its implementation that resulted in an on schedule opening for this complex, difficult project. Bob relocated to Paris for three years and was directly involved in the construction and installation for all elements of the project.

In 1994, he was recruited to join Universal Studios as Chief Planner for the $1 Billion Islands of Adventure theme park. He played key roles in that project from concept to opening. He developed the overall strategy for development of the theme park and then managed its implementation. In addition, he took over on an interim basis as Project Director for one of the themed “islands”, The Lost Continent.

Following the opening of Islands of Adventure, Bob joined the Universal Studios Japan project as the Director of Planning and Scheduling. He relocated to Osaka, Japan and actively participated in the construction and installation efforts for this $1.8 billion project.

 In 2001, he joined Turner Construction as a Project Executive and Manager of the Education Department. He was responsible for pre‐construction and construction activities for a variety of projects in South Florida. In 2005, Bob was recruited to join Centex Construction as a Project Executive for construction projects in South Florida.

Most recently, Bob was Director of Planning & Scheduling for the KOR Realty Group. He was responsible to develop schedules for all proposed KOR residential and resort developments. In this capacity he played a key role in the rollout of the Tides and Viceroy brands as 5‐star hotel products. This included projects in Los Angeles, elsewhere in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. He played a key role in overseeing the construction of KOR resort projects in Anguilla and the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Bob holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Fullerton.

 

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