Valerie Ferguson

Director of Lodging, Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World

Valerie Ferguson is Regional General Manager – Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World. Valerie began her Disney career in 2016 as the Director of Lodging where she was responsible for the strategic development of product and services for Disney’s Parks and Resorts global hotel portfolio. Valerie has been a prolific leader in hospitality and tourism across the country. She is past chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) where she spearheaded the ‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’, a campaign organized to promote hospitality careers throughout the United States. She has enjoyed a legendary hospitality career across disciplines – including operations, brand management and sales & marketing – in senior roles for Loews Hotels Corporation, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of San Francisco.