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Dave Rhein, Director of Marketing and Branding

Favorite Pillar/Value: Innovation

From Jungle Cruise skipper at Walt Disney World to meeting the digital marketing needs of the CoralTree portfolio, Dave Rhein thrives on a sense of community. He broke into the hospitality world while he was still in college at Philadelphia University. He had heard about the Walt Disney World College Program from a friend, applied at the eleventh hour, and was selected after a full-day interview process. He emerged from the program into the first Disney experience of his life as a Jungle Cruise skipper, spending the next year giving tours of the world’s most famous jungles every 15 minutes.

The takeaways from Dave’s year of Disney have lasted a lifetime, reinforcing the caretaking and teamwork values that were already part of his DNA. After subsequent roles at various digital agencies, stepping into a position at another iconic destination, Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was a natural progression. Starting as a designer, he quickly leapt into a director position before transitioning into his current role supporting marketing and branding across the CoralTree portfolio.

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