Disney Executive Recognized for Professional Achievement

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 4, 2012 – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) recognized George Aguel, senior vice president for The Walt Disney Company, for his lifetime of service to the meeting and convention industry.  The national organization awarded Aguel with its 2012 Professional Achievement Award during a gala dinner in Washington DC.  The evening honored Aguel as a leader whose energy, innovation, creativity and commitment have advanced the industry.

In a hospitality career spanning more than three decades, Aguel has also held numerous volunteer leadership positions.  He is Immediate past Chairman for Visit Orlando, a former member of the Orange County Tourist Development Council and a Past Chairman of Meeting Professionals International, the meeting industry’s largest trade association.  Aguel currently serves on the US Travel Association’s Meetings, Incentives and Trade Show Council.

George Aguel oversees the worldwide Sales and Services organization for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in addition to leading the company’s Corporate Alliances and Operating Participants organizations.