PRESIDENT, disney world resort, CELEBRATION
Vahle took over from Josh D’Amaro in May, instantly becoming a major business figure in Central Florida. The resort is the nation’s largest single-site employer, with more than 75,000 employees and encompasses four theme parks, two water parks, 28 resort hotels, four golf courses, two spas, an extensive multi-modal transportation system, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Disney Springs entertainment-shopping-dining complex.
Vahle, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn University and an MBA from Rollins College, has worked for Disney for 30 years, holding leadership roles in operations, engineering, technology and global support services. In 2018, he was named president of Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club and Adventures by Disney.
He is chairman of Give Kids the World and a member of the Rollins College board of trustees.