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Disney makes changes

Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Bob Chapek has announced new leaders for both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Effective in November, Josh D’Amaro, who previously led Disneyland Resort, will take on a new role as president, Walt Disney World Resort. D’Amaro will be succeeded at Disneyland Resort by Rebecca Campbell, who comes to Anaheim with 20-plus years of Walt Disney Company experience, most recently leading operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

George A. Kalogridis, who has led Walt Disney World Resort since 2013, will take on a new role as President, Disney Segment Development and Enrichment. In this new position, he will be responsible for developing strategic and operational business initiatives while developing and scaling best practices across sites and lines of business. He will also lead the Disney Institute, and serve as strategic advisor to park operators, leveraging his nearly 50 years of experience to help address challenges and pursue opportunities. George was a Cast Member on Walt Disney World’s opening day in 1971, and is uniquely qualified to help welcome the world to Orlando as the official Global Ambassador for Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

“This is one of the most exciting times in the history of Disney parks, and I am thrilled that these dynamic leaders will be at the helm of Disneyland and Walt Disney World during this period of unprecedented expansion,” said Chapek. “Josh and Rebecca bring broad-based experience, enthusiasm, and a keen understanding of the importance of the Disney Difference to our Guests. George’s 48 years of experience put him in a perfect position to share best practices across the organization, and serve as a key advisor to leadership.”


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