Lora Spran

Lora graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Interior Architecture and minor in Art History. Following an internship at Walt Disney World, she made Orlando her permanent residence. She held a diverse range of roles within her 24 years with the company starting as a leader in the theme parks and moved to role as an art instructor at the Disney University. In 1994 she became a special effects animator for Feature Animation where she worked on films such as Lilo and Stitch, Mulan, Tarzan, Hercules and Brother Bear. Lora then worked for 9 years as a Design Manager for Facility Asset Management, a team that oversees all the room renovations, suites, lobbies and public spaces for the World Disney World Resorts and Disney Vacation Club properties.  She continued her design role at Walt Disney Imagineering managing interior design for large scale hospitality projects until.  She recently joined NBC Universal Creative as a Manager for Interior Design for hospitality.
Lora is a LEED AP and Florida Licensed Interior Designer. She is a mentor to the student interns within her department and encourages higher standards in sustainability within all design. Lora has been a member of NEWH for 11 years and is currently Past President of the Sunshine Chapter in Orlando. She has also serves on the International Board for NEWH as Chairperson for Sustainable Education.