Sonia Coleman Named Chief Human Resources Officer of The Walt Disney Company
Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced that Sonia Coleman has been named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of The Walt Disney Company.
Coleman will assume the role from Paul Richardson, who is leaving the company after more than 15 years. Her first day will be April 8.
According to Disney, as Chief Human Resources Officer Coleman will directly report to Bob Iger. In her new role, she will lead a series of initiatives, and among her responsibilities will be Disney’s human resources strategy, global talent acquisition, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational design and cultural development, employee education and development, compensation and benefits, HR operations and technology, and global security.
Bob Iger’s Statement
As part of the announcement, Bob Iger praised Coleman’s expertise.
“Sonia is widely respected across the company as a gifted leader and strong advocate for our employees,” Iger said. “Her proven expertise leading the human resources function for our general entertainment businesses and ESPN during a period of unprecedented transformation makes her the perfect choice to lead this function company-wide as we implement our new operating structure and position Disney to capitalize on the opportunities ahead.”
Iger was also sure to thank Paul Richardson for his work at the company.
“I also want to extend my thanks to Paul Richardson for his many years of service to the company. And for his contributions to numerous ongoing initiatives, including our Heroes Work Here veterans hiring program.”
An Impressive Resume
Coleman originally joined The Walt Disney Company in 2008 as Vice President, Human Resources, and Disney Consumer Products. She held that role for eight years before serving as Vice President of Human Resources in May 2016.
Most recently, Coleman served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Disney General Entertainment from 2017.
“It is truly an honor to be named to this role, and I am grateful for the confidence that Bob has placed in me,” Coleman said. “Disney is unrivaled because of the talent, dedication, and enthusiasm of our cast members and employees. They are the key to our success, and I look forward to being their greatest champion, in partnership with our exceptional HR teams around the world, as we move forward through the important company-wide transformation underway that will truly empower the people behind the magic of Disney.”
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