John McReynolds joined Universal Studios Florida in 1995 as Manager, Government Relations, responsible for Universal’s interaction with Tallahassee and Washington. In 1999 he was named Vice–President, Government Relations – responsible for coordinating all issue management with regulatory and elected bodies including theme park operations, land development and neighbor relations. In 2001 his responsibilities increased to include oversight of political, regulatory and legislative interaction for Universal Studios Hollywood. Promoted to Senior Vice President in May 2007 he now oversees Government and Community Relations, coordination of all regulatory, legislative and political interaction on behalf of Universal Theme Parks worldwide.
Prior to joining Universal, John was on the staff of US Senator Connie Mack for 8 years. He also served as the 2016 IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Chairman representing the more than 25,543 members around the world, and was fundamental in relocating the IAAPA world headquarters to Orlando, Florida.