Anne Hamilton was just 10 years old when she started working in the hotel and hospitality industry, helping out at her family-owned hotels. She credits that childhood experience for setting her on the path to her position with The Walt Disney Company. Having amassed high-profile connections and industry networks, she is considered by colleagues to have set the gold standard in this regard.
In her role as vice president for Global Travel, Hamilton provides strategic operational leadership for her teams who serve the needs of Disney’s traveling cast members worldwide. Her teams execute the ongoing management of commercial airlines, hotels and transportation vendor agreements. They drive the direction for the management of technology-enabled travel solutions and the overall maintenance of Disney’s travel policy, compliance and related reporting.
Just prior taking on her position with the Global Travel team, Hamilton, who has been with Disney for 23 years, was vice president of Resort Sales and Services for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
In recognition of her industry contributions, Hamilton received the Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) 2019 RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Award for Meeting Industry Leadership. She also was named Florida State’s Dedman School of Hospitality Alumna of the Year for 2008 and received a 2019 Inspire Award for FSU Women of Distinction, sponsored by the FSU Alumni Association, Women for FSU and the Seminole Club of Greater Orlando. She is a member of the FSU Alumni Association’s Circle of Gold and the FSU Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Hamilton received her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Florida State and an MBA from Stetson University.