Bill Davis


Bill Davis of Santa Barbara, 1946-2021

On Feb. 27, 1946, Bill Davis was born on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California. He was the son of Jack and Frieda Davis. Both parents graduated from UCLA. Frieda graduated with a degree in nutrition, which introduced Bill to how important nutrition was. This he practiced his entire life.

Bill Davis — A True Racer

Editor’s Note: Northwest Indiana stock car racer Bill Davis, of Chesterton, Ind., died on March 10 at the age of 82. Stan Kalwasinski wrote this story on Davis about two years ago. It seems that Bill Davis has always been a racer. The Chesterton, Ind., resident, who turned 80...

Faculty Feature: Dr. Bill Davis

Faculty Feature is a series in the Blue Tribune that recognizes the excellent professors and staff of Covenant College through a series of questions. This week we're highlighting Dr. Bill Davis, Professor of Philosophy. What brought you to Covenant? How long have you been teaching?. I came to Covenant in...

Bill Davis, Calimesa’s mayor gets fourth term

For the fourth consecutive year, Bill Davis was elected Monday night to serve as Calimesa’s mayor in 2022 by his peers. Councilwoman Wendy Hewitt nominated Davis at the annual reorganization meeting. Ironically, the reorganization was delayed because a councilmember was absent at the first December meeting. However, at the...

Universal Orlando Resort president Bill Davis retiring, replaced by Karen Irwin

Universal Orlando president Bill Davis is retiring after 15 years, with Universal Studios Hollywood president Karen Irwin taking over from Davis on January 1, 2022. During his time at Universal Orlando in Florida, Davis has overseen projects including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley), as well as Volcano Bay.
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BREAKING: Bill Davis Retiring as President and COO of Universal Orlando Resort

Bill Davis, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Orlando Resort, has announced his retirement effective January 1, 2022. Davis has served as President and COO for 15 years and is known to Team Members for his hands-on approach. He could often be found dining in Team Member cafeterias and visiting the parks to stay connected.

Bill Davis announces Retirement; Karen Irwin Named President of Universal Orlando

In another round of leadership changes at Universal Parks & Resorts, it was announced today that Bill Davis, President of Universal Orlando Resort, will retire. Karen Irwin, current President of Universal Studios Hollywood, will replace Davis as President. The company also announced that Tom Mehrmann, who most recently served as...
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Universal Orlando President Bill Davis retiring after 15 years

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Parks & Resorts has announced that after 15 years serving as president of Universal Orlando, Bill Davis will officially retire. Davis retires after a career spanning decades in the tourism industry. During his time at Universal Orlando he helped lead the resort through a historic expansion...

(Still) ‘Enough Rope’: First Responders …by Bill Davis

Some stories are worth an entire column; some are worth telling, but not worth the (whole) space. Here are a few of those vignettes, all of which involve first responders. Over time as a reporter, I came to realize just how dependent the Moab community was on volunteers. Anyone who was sick or injured could expect to be treated and transported by volunteer EMTs for the Grand County Ambulance Service., under the direction of then-high-school-Coach Glen Richeson.

(Still) ‘Enough Rope’: THURSDAY …By Bill Davis

For most of my time at The Times, Thursdays were my “wind-down” days, the one day in the week when I could relax a bit from production pressure, research my much-loved (by me, at any rate) Looking Backward column, and indulge in my substitute for “comp time,” a benefit, which, given the paper’s intense schedule, was officially impossible.