Purdue Civil Engineering graduate, Alpha Gamma Delta sorority alumni, and member of the Society of Women Engineers, Doreen Mitchell now serves as Vice President, PMO at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL where she oversees various projects within the company's Parks and Resorts sectors. 2010 included Doreen's most recent promotion to VP of Experience Development in the project management office where she works on an interdisciplinary project designed to enhance the overall guest experience.
Over the course of Doreen's 25 year career at Disney, she has been recognized for her efforts by receiving prestigious accolades such as the Walt Disney World Partners in Excellence award for Lifetime Achievement recognizing business leadership, guest focus, and cast excellence; as well as, the opportunity to participate in Purdue University's 2011 Old Masters program.
Doreen's extensive career at Walt Disney Co. began with the company's in-house construction company, Buena Vista Construction, where she rose to the position of Executive Director. She developed diversified leadership experience by transitioning to leading the company's $50 million yearly manufacturing organization and leading 500 cast members in the process. By transferring to the Resort Facility Asset Management Team, Doreen continued to expand her level of experience through the strategic planning and implementation of renovation enhancement projects at Disney's 18 resorts in support of 26,000 individual rooms.
Upon graduating with the class of 1981, Doreen traded the cold Indiana winters for the Sunshine State where she now lives with her husband of 27 years, Mark and their 22 year-old Southern Methodist University senior, Kristin. She is honored to be a part of Purdue University's continuing legacy of excellence and anxiously awaits the challenges still to come.