Director of Government Relations
Carrie Nocella is the Director, Government Relations at the Disneyland Resort.
Carrie is responsible for the resort's overall government relations and policy initiatives and efforts, developing strategies and plans to help ensure a favorable environment for resort operations and expansion. Carrie is also responsible for developing relationships with elected officials and stakeholder engagement, as well as maintaining and enhancing relationships with other local and regional industry and trade organizations.
Carrie joined the Disneyland Resort in 2007 as Manager, Government Relations. Among her many accomplishments, Carrie was instrumental in developing and driving the resort's overall election strategy. In addition, she was part of the core team that helped to protect the Anaheim Resort Area – ensuring that any new development in the district would continue to support and drive tourism in Anaheim.
Carrie also is extremely active in the community and represents the resort on the California Attractions and Parks Association Board, California Business Properties Board, California Hotel and Lodging Association Government Affairs Committee, California Restaurant Association Government Affairs Committee, California Travel Government Affairs Committee, Orange County Business Council Government Affairs Committee, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Board, and OC Taxpayers Association Board.
Prior to joining Disney in February 2007, Carrie was an attorney in Sacramento. She obtained her Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific- McGeorge School of Law. Carrie currently serves as an adjunct law professor at Chapman University School of Law. Before beginning her legal career, Carrie worked at the City of Anaheim in the Public Utility department. In that capacity, she focused on community-based programs and resident relations.
Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts in legal studies from Chapman University. While attending Chapman University, she worked at Disneyland Park from 1994 to 1998 in the Merchandise, Entertainment and Public Affairs divisions. She also served as an intern for the United States Supreme Court and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.