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