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[10 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Walt Disney World Gets New President Amid Theme-Park Management Reassignment

On Wednesday, The Walt Disney Co. reassigned several of their senior theme-park management personnel, including appointing a new president for Walt Disney World.
George A. Kalogridis, currently the president of Disneyland Resort, will make the move to the east coast to take over as president of Walt Disney World Resort. He will take over for Meg Crofton, who will now focus on her position as president of all Disney theme parks throughout the U.S. and Europe. This position was created about a year and a half ago, when the company went through …

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[7 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Jamie Voris Promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Disney Studios

Alan Horn, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, recently announced the promotion of Jamie Voris to Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Jamie will oversee development and implementation of new technological advances that will support the studio and its business goals.
Alan Bergman, President of The Walt Disney Studios, said:
Technology plays such an important role at Disney, helping us create new ways to engage deeply with our consumers while running a more innovative and efficient business. Jamie possesses exactly the combination of experience, expertise, and passion we need to cohesively …

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[23 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Director/Producer Kevin Gill Passes Away

Director and producer Kevin Gill, a key player in the early days of MTV and an exec at Disney, passed away earlier this month at the age of 54.
In the early days of his career, Gill worked at MTV directing the original VJ’s and rock star guests. He also went on to direct and produce several soap operas as well as the teen-hosted Disney Channel show The Movie Surfers.
In 1991, Gill became a programming executive at The Walt Disney Co. and helped spearhead the launch of several “Disney Clubs” worldwide, …

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[21 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Rich Ross Resigns as President of Walt Disney Studios

A major shakeup occurred at the Walt Disney Studios yesterday, as studio president Rich Ross announced his resignation. Formerly the president of Disney Channels Worldwide, Ross was reportedly pressured to resign following the financial disappointment of John Carter, which cost the studio $200 million in losses.
Ross took the position of studio president two and a half years ago, when Disney CEO Bob Iger dismissed former studio head Dick Cook and replaced him with Ross, a controversial decision due to Ross’ lack of feature film experience. As the president of Walt …

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[13 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
Former BBC Exec Louise Bucknole Comes to Disney UK

The UK branch of The Walt Disney Company has hired Louise Bucknole to replace Johnathan Bosely, who left his position as VP of of programming and production in January.
Bucknole moves to Disney from her previous position as the Children’s head of scheduling at the BBC, and also had a brief stint as a senior program manager for Disney between 2007 and 2009.
Now, Bucknole will take on the role of Disney’s director of programming for the UK and Ireland, where she will oversee programming for the Disney Channel, Disney XD and …

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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney CEO Bob Iger Earned 12 Percent More Money in 2011

In a regulatory filing on Friday, Disney disclosed their CEO’s and other top executives salaries. Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly earned a 12 percent increase in salary in 2011 compared to the previous year, and a whopping 45% increase compared to his earnings in 2009, making his total earnings for 2011 $31.4 million.
Other top executives earnings were also filed. Jay Rasulo, Disney’s CFO, earned $9.9 million, while general counsel and senior executive vice president Alan Braverman made $6.9 million. Jayne Parker, executive vice president and chief human resources officer also …

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[22 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Disney Executive Al Weiss Announces Retirement

In a letter to employees this afternoon, Al Weiss, president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that he would be retiring from the company in November of this year.  Weiss will step down from his leadership position immediately, but will continue on with the company until November 1, working directly with Disney Parks Chairman, Tom Staggs, until that time. 
Weiss has spent his entire 39-year career with Walt Disney World.  Beginning in an hourly position as a teenager, he rose through the ranks to an executive position, …