Visit Orlando names new president

Visit Orlando has appointed George Armando Aguel as president and chief executive officer. Aguel brings a tremendous amount of experience to his new role, including more than 35 years of executive-level experience in sales and marketing. Most recently as senior vice-president of Global Corporate Alliances and Operating Participants at The Walt Disney Company, he led worldwide management for the company’s strategic corporate alliance agreements across all business units of the company. Aguel also served as senior vice-president of Worldwide Sales and Services for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts for 22 years. His responsibilities included catering sales and operations, convention services, national and international sales offices, trade marketing, Disney Cruise Line charter and incentive business, as well as internal corporate meetings and events. He was also general manager of The Disney Institute, which provides professional development training and consulting services to a diverse audience of domestic and multinational corporate brands. “Orlando is a world-class destination and the Visit Orlando team is highly respected amongst its peers and the industry. I’m looking forward to working with the team and to have the opportunity to represent the destination and the company,”commented Aguel.