Disneyland Resort Promotes Claire Bilby to Senior Vice President
Originally posted by The Disneyland Report
The Disneyland Resort announced today that Claire Bilby has been promoted to senior vice president, Sales and Distribution Marketing.
In her new role, Bilby will continue leading all sales efforts and work closely with a variety of travel industry partners to maximize Resort sales opportunities.
"Claire is a very talented executive," said Matt Ouimet, president of the Disneyland Resort. "She brings innovative thinking to all that she does and is an inspirational leader to all the Cast Members in our sales organization."
"From the moment she begins a relationship with a Disney client to when she helps deliver the final product, Claire exemplifies the high standards of professionalism and commitment to Guest service that our sales partners expect and deserve," said Randy A. Garfield, CTC, executive vice president, Sales and Travel Operations for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, and president of the Walt Disney Travel Company.
ummmm... actually i just wanted to be included in the Weekly MiceChat Roundup and I figured the only way was to be the first to post something from the news about Disneyland. I have no idea who she is either. Does this admission disqualify me from the Roundup?
In addition to her Disney duties, Bilby currently serves as Vice Chair of the California Tourism Commission and Co-Chair of the Orange County Tourism Council. In 2002, Travel Agent magazine named her as one of the "Most Powerful Women" in the travel industry, an honor she garnered twice before.
In 1998, Bilby came to the Disneyland Resort from The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., where she served as director, International Marketing. Prior to her Disney career, Bilby held other positions within the travel industry that provided her with a broad background of tourism and sales experience.