Canada: FORREC’s Steven C. Rhys Retires after 38 Years with the Company
After 38 years with the experience design company FORREC, Executive Vice President Steven C. Rhys (photo) retires by the end of this year (effective December 31). Rhys began his career at the Canadian company in 1982 as a designer, one of his first big projects was the planning of the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada. Rhys subsequently worked his way up to Executive Vice President, a role he has held for over 25 years. In 1986, Rhys became a Partner of the company and led the master planning of Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, and the master plan and design of the Fiesta Texas Theme Park in San Antonio, Texas. As Senior Vice President for eight years he oversaw the company’s growth and succession strategy, project planning and client relationships. Up until 2019 he was a shareholder within the organization and served on its Board of Directors for 17 years.
“Throughout his many roles and responsibilities at FORREC, Steve has played a critical role in the development and ongoing success of our organization, including turning it into the global and industry-leading experience design company we are today,” said Cale Heit, President and CEO, FORREC. He added, “He is an innovative leader who inspires his teams, pushes boundaries in design, and uses creativity and ingenuity to tell a story.”
Read also our interview with Steven C. Rhys in EAP issue 5/2012 as well as the corresponding cover story in the same issue. (eap)