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I-Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce Awarding SeaWorld 2014 “Visionary Leadership Award”

Orlando, FL, USA — The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting it’s highest honor,  the “2014 Visionary Leadership Award”  to SeaWorld this year at the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Luncheon being held Nov. 14, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency.

“Over 400 tourism industry and central florida leaders will be present at this event. The award will be presented to SeaWorld for the incredible leadership and contribution SeaWorld has made to the Central Florida Community and our tourism industry,”  said Maria Triscari, President/ CEO of the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce.

“SeaWorld is celebrating its’ 50th Anniversary this year and we felt it fitting to recognize this amazing theme park and all they have done to enhance our community through their leadership and vision as a world class resort destination.  SeaWorld’s animal research team and animal rescue efforts are second to none in the world and we are so fortunate to have SeaWorld as part of the International Drive Resort Area and the Central Florida Community.”  Ms. Triscari continued.

The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce created the “ Visionary Leadership Award” in 2009 to recognize the visionary leaders who created the International Drive Resort Area and whose contribution helped make Central Florida the number one tourist destination in the world.

Past recipients of the “Visionary Leadership Award” include:

2009 Harris Rosen, President of Rosen Hotels and Resorts

2011 Marty Belz, President of Belz Enterprise

2012 Tom Ackert, Executive Director Orange County Convention Center

2013 Dr. Abe Pizam and Harris Rosen for the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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