The Director, Government & Industry Relations is responsible for leading the Government & Industry Relations team and partnering with Florida stakeholders to develop and implement advocacy strategies that protect and enhance the reputation of Walt Disney World. The Director, Government & Industry Relations collaborates with leaders in corporate citizenship and strategic communications to effectively promote the interests of the Walt Disney World resort with state and local policy makers, advocacy associations, and trade groups. The key areas of focus include Florida state and local government initiatives and relationships, business association engagement, issue management, and community leader outreach. This position reports into the VP, External Affairs.
This position will:
Advocate for Walt Disney World in the public policy arena and with governmental leaders, as well as key organizations and community leaders.
Communicate key messages and strategies to internal and external audiences and articulate company positions on legislative and regulatory policy issues.
Maintain existing and build strong working relationships with government leaders across the state of Florida.
Develop and implement a strategic political engagement plan for local and state elections.
Assist in managing federal issues that impact the tourism industry.
Act as a consultant and strategic thought partner to senior leadership and business partners in creating and implementing solutions to governmental and community challenges.
Partner with senior company leaders to facilitate company engagement in key community, state and national organizations.
Lead and continuously develop a team of government relations professionals.
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