Disney Signature Experiences Names Jeff Vahle as New President
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
After 28 impressive years working within the Disney company, Jeff Vahle has been announced as the President of Disney Signature Experiences. This new role includes leadership of the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and Aulani, a Disney Resort in Hawaii.
It’s an exciting time for Vahle to be moving into this new position as Disney continues to amp up its impressive portfolio of amazing Disney vacation experiences. In addition to the current 14 themed resorts in Orlando, Vero Beach, Hilton Head Island, and Hawaii, DVC’s newest Riviera Resort is proposed to be open by fall of 2019. There are also three new ships expected to be added to Disney Cruise Line in 2021, 2022, and 2023 with their ports still to be announced.
Furthermore, Vahle will be working closely with Adventures By Disney, the company’s guided group travel business, the Global Facilities Operations, Sourcing and Procurement teams, and overseeing sales at Golden Oak, which are Walt Disney World Resort’s community of custom homes.
Vahle was excited to share the news and his thoughts:
“Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be part of an incredible team that makes magic for millions of guests every day at Disney destinations around the world. I look forward to leading this creative, dedicated and hardworking team as we build on the success of these businesses during this unprecedented era of growth and innovation.”
Vahle is an alum of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College. He started his career with Walt Disney World in 1990 and has been a vital team member since joining. Additionally, he plays an active role in his home community in Central Florida and is a chairman of the board of directors for Give Kids the World.
Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products Bob Chapek stated:
“There is tremendous opportunity to deliver magical Disney vacation experiences in new and exciting ways. Jeff is a talented leader with a strong track record of success and I’m excited to see what he and the team will accomplish together.”
To learn more about the future of Disney Signature Experiences, please visit their official website.