He is senior vice president of external affairs for Universal Orlando. While the top executives at Universal generally maintain lower profiles than their counterparts at Disney, everyone in local politics knows McReynolds. As Universal's top lobbyist, McReynolds is the chief point of contact between the resort and county commissioners, state legislators and members of Congress. He also is Universal's voice within industry groups such as the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. A former aide to ex-U.S. Sen. Connie Mack of Florida, McReynolds has been lobbying for Universal since 1995.
Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel