Project Execution Executive
With over 27 years with Walt Disney Imagineering in-hand, Jerre Kirk is among the most decorated members of AOA’s repertoire. Projects like Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Hong Kong Disneyland are just a few of the themed entertainment projects that line his illustrious career. Now, alongside his AOA teammates, Jerre Kirk applies his exalted expertise to the team’s star-studded list of clients, vendors, and contacts.
Jerre has held many positions during his career, including Construction Management Executive, Construction Director, Principal Project Estimator, Senior Facility Estimator, and more. While working on various projects across the whole of the Walt Disney Company’s theme park division, he has maintained budgets, negotiated with vendors, communicated construction needs, and executed projects both in-budget and on-time. Jerre’s skill in project execution is unrivalled both domestically and overseas, making him an integral addition to AOA’s catalogue of world-class theme park professionals.
His world-class theme park projects include Disney’s then-MGM Studios, now Hollywood Studios; the initial construction of Disney’s Animal Kingdom; Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon; Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Midway Mania at Toy Story Land, and countless other initiatives in the house of mouse. Jerre understands that budgets are just that: budgets. He’s keenly aware of fiscal responsibility in every professional project he pursues. For AOA’s clients and beyond, Jerre offers clear communication on every aspect of estimating, budgeting, and negotiation. It’s just the way he and the rest of the team do business.
Alongside working on the AOA team, Jerre also runs Jerre B. Kirk Consulting, LLC, where he assists businesses with construction and estimating needs. Jerre understands what it is to be both a business owner, a theme park professional, and a construction consultant; it’s part of what makes him such a valuable part of AOA, and such a great part of any clients project.