October 23, 2019

Walt Disney World's political spending

Jason Garcia | 7/26/2019

THE LOBBY KING

Some of the people who call the shots in Disney’s lobbying operation:

Rena Langley
Senior vice president, communications and public affairs

A Disney veteran of more than two decades, Langley oversees government and industry relations, communications, public relations and corporate responsiblity for both Disney World and the company’s parks and resorts division, including Florida-based cruise and timeshare businesses. A former news reporter and spokeswoman for the American Automobile Association, Langley represents Disney on the board of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Adam Babington
Vice president, external affairs

A well-known figure in Tallahassee, Babington leads Disney World’s government relations and corporate responsibility teams. Babington joined Disney in 2011 after nearly six years as a lobbyist for the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Jose Gonzalez
Director, government and industry relations

Gonzalez joined Disney in September 2018. But he’s a longtime fixture in the Florida Capitol, where he was an Anheuser-Busch lnBev lobbyist for nearly seven years and a lobbyist for Associated Industries of Florida for a decade before that. He’s the day-to-day manager of Disney’s lobbying team.

Tajiana Ancora-Brown
Director, external affairs

Ancora-Brown came to Disney in July 2018 after four years in the administration of former Florida Gov. Rick Scott. She’s the day-today manager of Disney’s corporate responsibility team. She was chief of staff at the Florida Department of Revenue and served as a deputy policy director in the executive office of the governor and communications director for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Leticia Adams
Manager, government relations

A Disney lobbyist for the past five years, Adams also came to Disney from the Florida Chamber of Commerce, where she was a lobbyist for four years. She’s Disney’s primary state legislative lobbyist.

Adrianna Sekula
Manager, government relations

Sekula is Disney’s primary lobbyist when it comes to working local governments in Central Florida. A former Republican Party of Florida campaign staffer, Sekula joined Disney in 2016 after lobbying for the Greater Orlando Builders Association and the PACE Center for Girls.

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