James H. Higashi | Principal

Since joining the firm in 1995, Jim has been involved with numerous leisure-time industry projects ranging from detailed analysis to project management. Having hands-on experience in multiple fields of the industry, Jim knows how to get from the planning stage to a functional operation. Jim and the team at MR ensure organizations practice continuous improvement in their product and visitor experience in order to maintain a competitive position and grow the business. From attractions to cultural institutions to destinations, he plays an essential role in transforming plans into successful ventures.
Among start-up and existing operations, Jim’s proven track record in operational planning and programming, financial and operational analysis, promotions and management provides Management Resources’ clients the advantage they seek.

Jim continues his commitment to the leisure-time industry by participating in various industry events around the country.

A sampling of projects Jim has worked on includes:
Corporate theme parks & attractions

Sea World
Autoworld
HiT Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company
MGM
Warner Bros.
Corporate, promotional & brand centers

American Girl Place
Coca-Cola
Time Warner
CNN
Danfoss Universe
Private not-for-profit organizations

American Museum of Natural History
Aquarium of the Pacific
The Field Museum
National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum