Lee Cockerell, former executive vice president of operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort, will speak at East Carolina University on Monday, Oct. 29 as part of the Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series hosted by the College of Business. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will begin at 3:30 pm in Wright Auditorium at ECU.
As the senior operating executive for 10 years, Cockerell led a team of 40,000 employees and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, and a sports and recreation complex ‒ in addition to the ancillary operations that supported the number one vacation destination in the world. He has also held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for eight years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project. He retired in 2006 and authored a book on leadership, management, and service excellence.
Dr. Stan Eakins, dean of the College of Business, said, “Lee Cockerell brings a wealth of leadership experience from his distinguished career. We are delighted to host such a notable speaker and learn from his unique insights on the fundamentals of business success.”
For more information about Lee Cockerell, please visit http://www.leecockerell.com.
The Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series is made possible by a gift from alumni Steve and Ellen Cunanan of Richboro, Pa. The Series brings distinguished leaders to Greenville, representing for-profit and non-profit firms, entrepreneurial activities, government, and public affairs. Topics highlight leadership, professional development, ethics, and the role of business in modern society.
Mark Your Calendar!
Who: Lee Cockerell, Former Disney World Executive
What: Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series
Where: Wright Auditorium at ECU
When: Monday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m.
No reservations are needed for this free event. For more information, please contact Professional Programs with the ECU College of Business at firstname.lastname@example.org.