Leadership shuffle at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels

Dec 02, 2014 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Disney has made a number of changes to the leadership team for the Walt Disney World hotels, changing personnel, and creating new positions.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort now has a dedicated general manager instead of a shared position. Kim Marinaccio takes on the role at the Grand Floridian, moving from Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Norm Noble holds the GM role at the Polynesian after previously running both the Polynesian and Grand Floridian.

Kent Mitchell is moving from the GM position at the Contemporary to Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge and Kidani Village.

Overseeing the deluxe resorts will be Tracey Powell in a new position of vice president, Deluxe Resorts, based as Disney's Contemporary Resort. Tracey has previously held positions in Theme Parks and Resort Pricing, along with most recent roles in revenue Management and Analytics.

The changes come as part of a wider reorganization of the resort hotel leadership, which saw Josh D'Amaro taking up the role of senior vice present, Resort and Transportation Operations earlier this year.
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Article Posted: Dec 02, 2014 / 8:44am EST