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Nan Summers

Nan Summers is one of Walt Disney World’s cultural and eco-tourism educational pioneers, including co-founder of the Disney Seminar business while leading professional development for the Imagineering design team during the building of Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. Throughout twenty-three years with the Disney organization, she launched, branded, and marketed more than 50 projects, including master planned communities, resort hotels, new businesses and initiatives impacting 56,000 employees. She has served as faculty for Rollins College, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, American Hotel and Motel Association Institute, and most recently as Sustainable Communities faculty for the University of Florida.

Nan has produced dynamic programming for cultural, sustainable and ecotourism for several decades. Specializing in environmental stewardship and conservation, she has created innovative intergenerational experiences for organizations including: Walt Disney World, Arvida/Disney’s 55 master-planned communities, The Florida House for Sustainable Living, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, Ringling College of Art and Design, the University of Florida, and Rollins College. Nan holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Art Management from the Crummer Graduate School of Business and a bachelor of arts degree as a Holt House Fellow in art and creativity from Rollins College.

Currently she is serving as a Creative Catalyst for Renewability Partners.