New Leadership Team Named for Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products – Josh D’Amaro Named Chairman
Disney has just announced a new Leadership team for it’s Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products division. The new team will will be led by Josh D’Amaro, who will be Chairman.
In addition to Josh D’Amaro as Chairman, the rest of the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products team will feature:
- Jeff Vahle who will be President of Walt Disney World
- Ken Potrock who will be President of the Disney Disneyland Resort
- Kareem Daniel who will be President of Consumer Products, Games, and Publishing
- Thomas Mazloum who will be President of Disney Signature Services
“I’m incredibly proud of the new leadership team at Parks, beginning with the segment’s Chairman, longtime Disney veteran Josh D’Amaro, and his newly announced team of Jeff Vahle, Ken Potrock, Kareem Daniel and Thomas Mazloum,” said Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “These talented executives played pivotal roles while leading our exceptional cast members during the largest period of growth in the segment’s history, which included the expansion of our parks and resorts around the world, the addition of new attractions including two highly acclaimed Star Wars-themed lands, and a shift to more personalized experiences for guests. And I am confident that as they assume even greater responsibility and pursue new opportunities, these proven leaders will have an even bigger impact on the future of our company.”
Most recently, D’Amaro was President of Walt Disney World. He will succeed Chapek as Chairman of Parks, Experiences, and Products overseeing Disney’s world-renowned travel and leisure business featuring theme parks around the world, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, and company’s global consumer products operations. Disney’s global consumer products operations consists of licensing of toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps, the world’s largest children’s print publisher, Disney Stores around the globe, and shopDisney.com.
“I want to thank Bob for giving me this opportunity, and I look forward to following his record of driving innovation, value and growth at Parks,” Josh D’Amaro said. “I am honored to be able to lead this newly announced team of exceptional senior leaders as we assume our new roles and continue to deliver unforgettable experiences for our guests. Even during this challenging time, the enthusiasm of our dedicated cast members for what we do is unwavering, and my goal is to bring them back to work as soon as possible so they can continue to create that magic.”
What do you think about Josh D’Aramo being promoted to Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products? I think he is the perfect fit!
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