Saturday, August 18, 2012

Reininger named All Aboard Florida Exec VP

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Florida East Coast Industries late Friday said Michael Reininger had been named executive vice president of All aboard Florida, the proposed intercity passenger service planned to span the Sunshine State.

Reininger will lead all development initiatives for All Aboard Florida's first phase, linking Miami and Fort Lauderdale with Orlando. He will be based in FECI's headquarters in Coral Gables, reporting directly to FECI President Vincent Signorello.

"Mike has uniquely applicable experiences in transit station planning, project management and branding," said Signorello. "His experience with the redevelopment of Denver Union Station translates perfectly to our station development program in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando. At AECOM he circled the globe managing large and complicated infrastructure projects. At Disney he practiced the art of synthesizing commercial development and branding. Mike checks every box on our wish list for this executive position."

Reininger has served in senior management roles with AECOM, Walt Disney World, MGM Resorts, and The St. Joe Co. As managing partner for Union Station Neighborhood Co. in Denver, Colo., he orchestrated the master planning for the Denver Union Station transit-oriented development project through a private-public partnership structure.

Reininger is affiliated with the Urban Land Institute, the American Institute of Architects and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He 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.