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Executives After Hours with Dr. James Kelley: Executives #115: Lee Cockerell - Former Exec VP of Ops

Executives After Hours with Dr. James Kelley: Executives #115: Lee Cockerell - Former Exec VP of Ops

Today on Executives After Hours I had the pleasure to talk with Lee Cockerel. Lee and I talk about a host of topics, from his less than stellar up bring, to his evolution and everything in between. Lee Cockerell retired as the Executive Vice President of Operations for the WALT DISNEY WORLDreg Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, a position he held for ten years. His responsibilities encompassed a diverse mix of operations, which included 20 resort hotels with over 24,000 Guest rooms, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 5 golf courses, a shopping village amp nighttime entertainment complex, the ESPN Sports Complex and the ancillary operations support functions. Lee joined the Disney organization in July 1990 as Director of Food and Beverage and Quality Assurance for the Disneyland Paris hotels. Prior to joining the Walt Disney World Co., he spent seventeen years in various executive positions with the Marriott Corporation and eight years with Hilton Hotels. Lee is the best-selling author of

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