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Larry Kurzweil

President and Chief Operating Officer, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Parks & Resorts

Larry Kurzweil is President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Studios Hollywood, the leading tourist destination in Los Angeles, overseeing the iconic theme park, CityWalk and world class backlot studio tour.

 

Since 1999, Mr. Kurzweil has presided over the introduction of many of the theme park’s signature new attractions and oversaw the initiative to reposition the company’s brand as “The Entertainment Capital of L.A.” to reflect its standing as Los Angeles’ premier all-in-one entertainment destination.  His responsibilities include the adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment complex, containing over 60 popular entertainment, food and shopping choices.

 

Prior to this role, Mr. Kurzweil served as Senior Vice President of Universal CityWalk and was responsible for the creation and development of the entertainment venue’s extensive expansion.  Previously, Mr. Kurzweil held a variety of key executive marketing and management positions at top consumer-oriented companies, including Darden Restaurants and Nestlé Foods.

 

An advocate of community outreach and philanthropy, Mr. Kurzweil serves as the Chairman of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Discover A Star Foundation, supporting homeless and child related causes.  He is also an Executive Board member of the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, a Board of Directors member of the L.A. Sports & Entertainment Commission, and a Board member of the NBC-Universal Diversity Council.

 

Mr. Kurzweil holds a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.  He and his wife, Lauren, have two sons and live in the Southern California community of Marina del Rey.