A fond farewell to our dear friend, Dave – the epitome of Disney leadership


Last week, we tragically lost a true leader who was so well-respected by many.  Dave Omel had been my boss, Ops Manager, Director and friend for over 25 years at Disneyland.  Dave, is the one person responsible for sending me in 1997 to the Protocol School of Washington.  We worked together as part of the Shareholder Team for the Walt Disney Company and shared many good times over the years setting up the Annual Meeting. Attachment-1

Our dear friend will be missed for his attitude and approach in dealing with everything in life.  He had the best stories and laughter and we were so blessed and lucky to have him as our role model, mentor and supporter for so many years.  Thank you Dave !


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
This entry was posted in Authentic Self, Life, Memories of Disneyland and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to A fond farewell to our dear friend, Dave – the epitome of Disney leadership

  1. Jessica says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Not many people are lucky enough to have a co-worker that becomes that dear of a friend! My condolences go out to all of Mr. Omel’s family and friends.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s