Jim MacPhee To Retire After 42 Years With Disney
We wanted to take some time on this Wednesday evening to pay tribute to another beloved Disney employee that will be retiring. Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle took to Instagram this afternoon honor Jim MacPhee who is retiring from the company after four decades.
Jim serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations/Chief Operating Officer at Walt Disney World, a position he has held since 2018. Check out the post from Jeff Vahle below:
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Vahle heaped praise on MacPhee saying, “He is many things – leader, innovator, friend, husband & father.” Vahle added, “He is also a beacon for what is great in our Disney heritage. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy inspiring our Cast and helping bring the magic to life for our guests.”
According to the post MacPhee will officially step down from his post on April 1st.
MacPhee, seen with MickeyBlog’s very own Greg and Elyssa above, held many titles during his time with the Walt Disney Company including VP- Operations Disneyland Resort VP-Park Operations/Walt Disney World, VP Epcot and Senior VP – Next Generation Experience and Walt Disney World Parks before taking on his current role as COO of Disney World.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, it was MacPhee that played a pivotal role in laying out Walt Disney World’s reopening strategy to Governor Ron DeSantis and helping to implement new health and safety measures designed to keep guests safe during this unpredictable time.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for more information on who Jim’s successor will be. Having met Jim before and finding his love for Disney and commitment to his work absolutely inspiring we wish him well in this exciting next chapter – he will be missed!
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