George Aguel on His Move to Orlando

When I interviewed George Aguel for our August issue about stepping into his new role as president and CEO of Visit Orlando, he told me that it was an easy transition from his work at Disney.

“All I had to do was leave my driveway,” he laughed, “and go in a little different direction.” Beyond taking a similar drive now to work, Aguel has found the ability to promote all of Orlando — not just the Disney theme park — liberating: “I used to be limited to what I could say about the opportunities at Disney. Now, I’m like, ‘I love everybody! I represent everybody!’ This CVB stuff is good.”

Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell is editor in chief of Convene.