The All Aboard Florida Team
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Donald C. Robinson
President and Chief Operating Officer
As President and Chief Operating Officer of All Aboard Florida, Donald C. Robinson is responsible for developing all the operational functions for the passenger rail project, including procuring rolling stock and managing the engagement of third-party operators. He and President and Chief Development Officer P. Michael Reininger will work together to define All Aboard Florida’s brand and customer service experience.
Prior to joining All Aboard Florida in 2013, Mr. Robinson served as President of Baha Mar Resorts Ltd., where he oversaw the design, development and construction of a $3.5 billion resort destination located in Nassau, Bahamas. He has more than 35 years of experience developing, managing and branding complex, multi-faceted hospitality and recreational projects throughout the world. Mr. Robinson was a senior executive for The Walt Disney Company for three decades. During his tenure, he was the Group Managing Director/Executive Vice President for Hong Kong Disneyland, Senior Vice President for Walt Disney World Operations and Senior Vice President for Walt Disney World Resorts among others.
Mr. Robinson holds a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Central Florida.
P. Michael Reininger
President and Chief Development Officer
As President and Chief Development Officer of All Aboard Florida, P. Michael Reininger is responsible for delivering the project’s built environment, including the rail infrastructure, stations and transit-oriented real estate development. He and President and Chief Operating Officer Donald C. Robinson will work together to define All Aboard Florida’s brand and customer service experience.
Prior to joining All Aboard Florida in 2012, Mr. Reininger was managing partner for the Union Station Neighborhood Company in Denver, Colo. He also managed the development of several major projects during a 12-year tenure with subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Vacation Club, Disneyland Paris and Disney Cruise Line. Mr. Reininger previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for AECOM and Senior Vice President of Creative Services and Corporate Marketing for the St. Joe Company.
Mr. Reininger holds a Bachelor of Architecture, Design Specialization from Texas Tech University and executive certifications in resort and hotel master planning, financial engineering and business management from Harvard University School of Design, Harvard Business School and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Jason Bewley is charged with all financial aspects of All Aboard Florida’s operations and development. Mr. Bewley brings more than 20 years of international experience working in the industries of passenger transportation, travel, and tourism.
Prior to joining All Aboard Florida, Mr. Bewley served as the Vice President of Corporate Finance for World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT), a Fortune 100 company and global leader in fuel logistics, where he was responsible for investor relations and led financial planning and analysis globally. Previously, Mr. Bewley was a key contributor for AirTran Airways as its growth surged from 2001 revenues of $650 million to over $2.6 billion in 2010, leading to its acquisition by Southwest Airlines. During his 9-year tenure with AirTran, he was responsible for all aspects of strategic planning and analysis, yield and route profitability, and fuel hedging strategy. Mr. Bewley was chiefly responsible for the strategic role and advanced analyses of AirTran and World Fuel’s finance organizations and is credited for having built AirTran’s audit department.
Mr. Bewley is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and a graduate of Leadership Orlando. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Eugene “Gene” Skoropowski
Senior Vice President of Passenger Rail Development
As Senior Vice President of Passenger Rail Development, Eugene “Gene” Skoropowski is responsible developing the service plan (operations), selecting the rolling stock (trainsets), projecting operating costs and revenues, coordinating selection of an experienced train operator, and planning of a complete ‘customer travel experience’. Mr. Skoropowski brings more than 40 years of railroad industry experience in both the private and public sectors. He has an extensive background building and managing successful passenger rail service projects in major metropolitan cities in the U.S. and the world.
Most recently, Mr. Skoropowski served as director of Rail & Transit Services – Southeast Division for the international engineering firm of HNTB. Previously he spent ten years as managing director of Northern California’s Capitol Corridor Intercity Rail Service, which he helped transform into the fastest growing and third-busiest intercity passenger route in the country by tripling ridership during his tenure. As Director of Rail projects for Fluor Corporation, Mr. Skoropowski managed rail construction and operations projects in Los Angeles and Orlando. He also worked in Paris on high speed trains and on-rail projects in London and Amsterdam.
Mr. Skoropowski received a Professional Architecture degree from the Catholic University of America.
Senior Vice President of Rail Infrastructure
As Senior Vice President of Rail Infrastructure, Vinay Mudholkar, MS, MBA, is responsible for the delivery of All Aboard Florida’s rail infrastructure program. He will oversee the design, engineering and construction of the rail system and station platforms, and manage the team of engineers and contractors who will complete the system improvements for the desired speeds.
Mr. Mudholkar has led numerous international and national passenger and high speed rail and freight enhancement and development projects during his 35-year career. Most recently, Mr. Mudholkar served as Technical Vice President of Rail and Transit at The Louis Berger Group. In this role, he led the program management of the North South Railway construction in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a $6 billion shared corridor north-south rail program, and worked on the Texas and Florida high speed passenger rail studies. Previously, as Director of Program Management for Amtrak, he led and delivered the Keystone Corridor 110-mph speed improvement initiative in Pennsylvania. He was also the Principal Engineer at Bechtel International in London where he oversaw the West Coast Main Line 125 mph speed upgrade, a $10 billion project. He has managed technical and public agency interfaces for permits, rail project financing, project control systems for cost and schedule management.
Mr. Mudholkar holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering/Structural Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University. Mudholkar also completed the Advanced Engineering and Management Program at MIT. He is a professional member of American Society of Civil Engineers, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance Association and Fellow of UK’s Permanent Way Institute. He is also an internationally published author on delivery of high speed rail programs.
Vice President of Design and Construction
As Vice President of Design & Construction for All Aboard Florida, Eric Claussen is responsible for the entitlement, design and construction of the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stations. Mr. Claussen will also oversee the design and build-out of All Aboard Florida’s station lobby and operations facilities at the Orlando International Airport, and lead the evaluation of transit-oriented development opportunities adjacent to the three South Florida stations.
Mr. Claussen is a seasoned development professional who brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the hospitality, commercial real estate and residential industries. Prior to joining All Aboard Florida, Mr. Claussen was the Senior Design Manager for Baha Mar Ltd., a $3.5 billion resort destination located in Nassau, Bahamas, where he oversaw the development of the of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Bahamar Convention Center and nearly one million square feet of support areas for the overall resort. Mr. Claussen also served as the Senior Vice President of Development for Talisker Mountain, Inc., one of the largest land developers in Park City, Utah. As Vice President of Construction for the St. Joe Company, the largest private land owner in Florida, he was responsible for design and construction of all multi-family and commercial product in northwest Florida. Mr. Claussen began his development career with Walt Disney Imagineering. He managed multiple projects, including Disney Vacation Club products in Vero Beach and Orlando, support facilities for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and golf/recreation facilities in the Town of Celebration.
Mr. Claussen earned a B.S. in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska and is a registered architect.