Walt Disney Imagineering Welcomes New President of Business Operations – Barbara Bouza
Walt Disney Imagineering announced this evening that they have a brand new President of Business Operations, Design & Deliver – Barbara Bouza! A member of the Walt Disney Imagineering senior leadership team under president Bob Weis, Barbara oversees daily operations, development and project delivery.
Bouza’s remit includes working with stakeholders across the business to design, develop and execute projects for Disney theme parks, attractions, resort hotels, cruise ships, retail dining, entertainment and more!
Check out the official Instagram announcement from Imagineering below:
According to Disney, Barbara has more than 25 years experience in management, design and strategic planning. She most recently served as Co-Managing Director, Principal of Gensler Los Angeles. In this collaborative leadership role, she brought strategic design management to highly innovative clients, such as Netflix, Amgen, JPL/NASA, Debbie Allen, and the City of Hope. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), she was the 2019 AIA Los Angeles President, and also served on the Board of the Southern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association.
Bouza said of her new post, “Walt Disney Imagineering is a highly collaborative organization, where a multitude of disciplines come together to create
world-renowned experiences. It’s truly a place where creativity and innovation thrive. I have a deep passion for science, technology, and design, so this is really a dream opportunity for me, and I’m incredibly honored to join this inspiring team. ”
“I’ve known Barbara for a few years, and I’m thrilled to have her join our management team as we lead Imagineering through a time of tremendous opportunity,” said Bob Weis, President, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Barbara is an extraordinary designer and accomplished industry leader who will be an incredible asset to this organization, as Imagineers continue to deliver innovative entertainment and immersive experiences for guests around the world.”
Bouza holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and studied in the Graduate Diploma Program at the Architectural Association in London. Bouza’s work has been published nationally and internationally.
Welcome to Walt Disney Imagineering Barbara!
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