Lee Cockerell

Former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resort Operations and author of "Creating Magic" and "The Customer Rules"

Lee Cockerell Biography

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World Resort. "As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world."

One of Lee's major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which was used to train and develop the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for 8 years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project.

Lee has served as Chairman of the Board of Heart of Florida United Way, the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the board of the Production and Operations Management Society and the board of Reptilia a Canadian attractions and entertainment company. In 2005 Governor Bush appointed Lee to the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Public Service for the state of Florida where he served as Chairman of the Board.

He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence titled, "Creating Magic10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney," which is now available in 13 languages, and his latest book is "The Customer Rules: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service." Lee also performs leadership and service excellence workshops and consulting for organizations around the world as well as for the Disney Institute. Lee has received the following awards:

Golden Chain Award for Outstanding leadership and business performance from the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operations Association (MUFSO).

Silver Plate Award for Outstanding Operator in the foodservice industry from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA).

Excellence In Production Operations Management and Leadership (POMS) from the Productions and Operations.

Grandfather of the year from his three grandchildren, Jullian, Margot and Tristan.

Lee and his wife Priscilla live in Orlando, Florida.

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Lee Cockerell Videos

LIFTx 2018 MacDill Presents Lee Cockerell - YouTube
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Lee Cockerell - On Walt Disney World - YouTube

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Lee Cockerell is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lee Cockerell for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Lee Cockerell generally travels from Orlando, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lee Cockerell for an upcoming event.

Lee Cockerell Videos

LIFTx 2018 MacDill Presents Lee Cockerell - YouTube
CAR 2017 Fall Conference Keynote Speaker: Lee Cockerell ...
Lee Cockerell - On Walt Disney World - YouTube
Lee Cockerell - Creating Magical Organizations - 2014 - YouTube

Lee Cockerell News

  • Join Lee Cockerell’s Keynote Address at AEA2016

    This year’s keynote address will feature Lee Cockerell, retired Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Operations.

  • Lee Cockerell Added as 2nd Keynote to the 2015 Certent Summit

    PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Certent, Inc., a leading provider of equity compensation management and financial compliance software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, announces the addition of Lee Cockerell as a second keynote speaker at Certent Summit 2015 on March 25th-27th in Lake Buna Vista, FL.

  • Lee Cockerell, a personal look at Walt Disney World

    We had the pleasure to talk with Lee Cockerell yesterday and wanted to share his insight and many great tips and business career advice with you.

  • His career has spanned from creating magic to saving time

    Lee Cockerell is the former executive vice president of operations at Walt Disney World. Cockerell, who retired from Disney in 2006, now writes books about business and conducts seminars on leadership, time management and professional development. Cockerell, 70, recently spoke with Sentinel staff writer Sandra Pedicini.

  • Lee Cockerell and doing things the Disney way

    Central Michigan University this week will host a man who honed those skills at a place where seven thousand (7,000) workers need it to be perfect every day — Disney World.


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