New President of Universal Creative, Universal Studios Hollywood Added to ‘Pacific Rim’ Division, and More Changes Come to Executive Management of Universal Parks & Resorts

Following the announcement that Universal Orlando Resort President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Davis will retire on January 1, 2022, more changes to the executive leadership of Universal Parks & Resorts have been announced.

A new role has been created for President and COO of Universal Parks & Resorts, Pacific Rim, and will be filled by Tom Mehrmann. Mehrmann will oversee Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, and Universal Beijing Resort (which he helped develop and open). Reporting to Tom will be J.L. Bonnier, President of Universal Studios Japan; Joe Hoskin, Executive Vice President, and General Manager, Universal Beijing Resort; and Scott Strobl in another new role as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Universal Studios Hollywood.

Current Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Universal Parks & Resorts Alice Norsworthy will become the President of Global Marketing. Norsworthy has been with Universal Parks & Resorts for 13 years and oversaw the grand opening marketing for Universal Beijing Resort.

Another new role, President of Universal Parks & Resorts New Ventures, will be filled by Page Thompson. Thompson is currently the President and COO of Universal Parks & Resorts – International.

And finally, a new President of Universal Creative has been selected. Senior Vice President & Executive Project Director Michael Hightower will take on the role beginning January 1, when current President Mark Woodbury becomes the CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts.

For more information on booking your next trip with our official travel agent sponsor, the Vacationeer, visit