Paul Noland joined accesso as Chief Executive Officer in April 2018, guiding the company’s growth and day-to-day operations as it serves more than 1,000 venues in over 30 countries.
Noland has built an impressive resume as a leader in the international attractions and entertainment industries. Prior to joining accesso, Noland served as President and CEO of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) from 2013 to 2018, helping the organization continue its growth as the largest international trade association for amusement facilities and attractions worldwide. He also served for 16 years in senior executive roles with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts where he championed major growth initiatives across the company’s domestic theme parks and resorts and oversaw the financial planning, revenue management and pricing functions at Walt Disney World Resort. Prior to Disney, he spent more than a dozen years in leadership roles with Marriott International where he focused on optimizing revenue across the company’s then 900 hotels.
Noland earned a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Speech Communication from Radford University in Radford, Virginia.