Title: Former Senior Vice President
Committee Position: Member
Ed Fouche led the Sales and Distribution Marketing teams for Disney Destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. He also led Global Sales efforts for Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii.
He was appointed to the Board of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, who manages the Orlando International Airport and the Orlando Executive Airport, in 2014 by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
As a two-time past Chairman of the Board of VISIT FLORIDA, Ed has long been a champion of the Tourism Industry in Florida and is dedicated to enhancing the state's position as the number one tourism destination in the world. He served as the Chairman of Air Team Orlando, was a member of the U.S. Travel Association, Cruise Lines International Marketing and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Board of Advisors at the University of Central Florida.
Prior to joining Disney, Ed was Vice President of Sales for Carlson Travel Company. He also held roles with travel suppliers including Southern Railway System and Southern Airways, who merged with North Central Airlines and Hughes Air West to form Republic Airlines. Additionally he served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Philanthropic causes are important to Ed, and he served as Vice President and Board Member of the B.R. Chamberlain Foundation for the Public Good.
Ed has a Bachelors Degree from Georgia Southwestern University and is a Certified Travel Counselor. He is a graduate of Leadership Orlando and participated in JCOC84.