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Company profile

JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)
600 Vine St.
Suite 1700
United States
Tel: +1 513-381-0055
Fax: +1 513-381-2691

Keith James (Chief Executive Officer/Owner)

Year established
JRA was established in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1987.

Key personnel
Keith James (Chief Executive Officer/Owner), Dan Schultz (Chief Operating Officer), Ron Bunt (Vice President), Shawn McCoy (Vice President)

Main services
At JRA, we create experiences that delight the senses, capture imaginations, engage audiences, and inspire joy. Turning your idea into a successful theme park, attraction, museum, or branded experience is our speciality. JRA provides all the services you need to produce an exceptional experience – from kickoff to opening day – ensuring your dream comes alive, as planned. Our clients say that we're easy to work with, and they rest easy, knowing each thoughtfully planned experience will truly resonate with guests. Our specific services include master planning, exhibit/attraction planning & design, writing and content development, executive media production, graphic design, art direction, and project management.

Unique selling points
Every dream is unique and should be brought to life without style limitations. At JRA, we start by imagining the best way to realize each client’s vision. Our experience in one market expands our design palette and strengthens our work in another. By considering a wide range of styles and approaches, and by working with the client from initial brainstorming to opening day, our team can transform abstract ideas into tangible, successful realities.

Key customers
Clients as diverse as Coca-Cola, Ferrari, Crayola, Universal Studios, Lionsgate, the Cincinnati Reds, Science Centre Singapore, and Jim Beam have all trusted JRA to create custom experiences that are as unique as they are appealing.

Studio news 2018-2019
2018 marked the openings of the Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience, the American Airlines CR Smith Museum, and the critically-acclaimed National Comedy Center. Upcoming openings include the Kodak Experience Center, Fifth Third Bank Museum, Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center, Mascot Hall of Fame, "Steelers Country" at Kennywood, and Phase II of the TOYOTA Experience Center.
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Museum news
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13 Nov 2018
IAAPA 2018: David Rosenberg confirmed as chair for 2019

David Rosenberg will be the first representative of the zoo and aquarium sector to lead IAAPA, after he was confirmed as chair of the board for 2019.
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Harris Museum and Art Gallery to undergo £10.7m transformation

The Harris Museum in Preston, England is to merge its museum, art gallery and library, creating an unsegregated space where visitors can "come on a journey of discovery throughout the building rather than being in the bitty pockets as they are at the moment", according to its deputy head of culture.
Diary dates
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15-17 Jan 2019
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