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Disney exec and UCF researcher to be honored by Metro Orlando EDC

Meg Crofton will be this year’s recipient of the James B. Greene Award, the highest honor given by the Metro Orlando EDC

The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) has announced the two recipients of the 2014 James B. Greene Award. This annual awards dinner brings together the top business leaders of the Orlando region to honor those who have contributed to the region’s success.

Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Operations for the U.S. and France, will be this year’s James B. Greene recipient. Crofton has held numerous positions that have had a huge influence over the region’s economic prosperity. Previously serving as the president of Walt Disney World, Crofton oversaw the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. Crofton has also served on the University of Central Florida’s board of trustees and has worked with several local organizations.

Joining Crofton will be M.J. Soileau who will be receiving the EDC’s Chairman Award. As the vice president of research and commercialization at UCF, Soileau has been instrumental in forming partnerships that have helped the local high-tech industry grow.

Since 1990, the Metro Orlando EDC has recognized individuals for their extensive contributions to the region’s economic development, and this year’s recipients have done just that. Crofton and Soileau will be honored April 3 at the 2014 James B. Greene Annual Awards dinner at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.

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