The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has announced Kathleen Bernesby as director of sales for the entire complex. She will lead the sales team in conjunction with the director of sales and marketing for the 2,270-room resort with 333,000 square feet of meeting space, including the resort’s upcoming expansion, The Cove at the Walt Disney World Swan, a 349-room, 14-story tower scheduled to open in 2021.
Bernesby returns to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin after previously working at the resort from 1998–2008. She has more than 30 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing, with companies including Earl Enterprises, Westin Diplomat Resort and Loews Miami Beach.
A proven sales leader, Bernesby has earned numerous leadership awards during her career with her teams consistently exceeding sales goals. She is an active member of the tourism industry organizations, having previously served as a committee member for the Greater Miami CVB, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB and Visit Florida.
Bernesby is a graduate of Winter Park’s Rollins College.
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is located in one of the greatest theme parks and attractions in Central Florida. Guests can enjoy 17 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds and the luxurious Mandara Spa. The resort features five pools, two health clubs, nearby golf and complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. For more info, visit www.swandolphin.com.