Doug Gehret is area vice president of operations for Hilton Worldwide. In this role, he provides leadership of hotel operations in South Carolina and central Florida for Hilton owned and managed assets and Hilton Grand Vacation properties. Most recently, Gehret served as general manager of the 1,417-room Hilton Orlando, one of Orlando’s premier hotels connected to the Orange County Convention Center and recognized as a three-time Hilton Connie Award winning property.
Doug was honored in 2017 by The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society and Penn State School of Hospitality Management as one of nine standout hospitality management alumni honored for his achievements.
He has chaired the International Drive Redevelopment Area Advisory committee, served on the Orange County Tourist Development Council, and as a board member of the International Drive Executive Transportation Committee, International Drive Master Improvement District and SKAL Orlando.