L. James Benedick | Partner

Jim Benedick's 40-year-plus affiliation with the leisure time industry as manager, consultant, entrepreneur and owner enhances the Management Resources team by bringing a specialized client and guest perspective to our operational programs. His resume includes a ten year stint with Disney, presidency of a State Fair, Vice Presidency and a concession operator at World’s Fairs, consultant extraordinaire for five World’s Fairs, over 20 years as a business and operational consultant for theme parks, museums, entertainment centers AND the COO of ProFun Management Group with responsibility for six unique operating visitor attractions.
With experience in economic and financial consulting, operational planning and implementation for major leisure entertainment attractions, and one-of-a-kind mass attendance events, Jim has been instrumental in the success of numerous projects. His expertise in operational program development, operational input and planning to concept development, component selection, viability analysis and operational policies and procedures for family / urban entertainment centers, museums and themed attractions, augment the talented and experienced team at MR.

Jim’s standards of excellence are legendary. His skill set and experiences make him unique in our industry. He uses his formal training as an industrial engineer to mentor our team; he shares his knowledge at industry conferences and provides incomparable expertise to projects around the world as both a consultant and operator. Jim’s most valued trait is the integrity and work effort that is unparalleled in our industry.

Notable projects include:
Corporate theme parks & attractions

Universal Studios
Kennedy Space Center
uShaka Marine World
Paramount Pictures
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Corporate, promotional & brand centers

Autostadt, Germany
AmeriFlora ‘92
General Growth Development
Expo 2010, Shanghai
AOL Time Warner
Private not-for-profit organizations

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