Multiple Leadership Changes Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World

Disney parks and resorts are becoming increasingly important drivers for The Walt Disney Company’s overall strength. To help drive their continued success, new leaders will soon make their way to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.

First, George Kalogridis is taking on a new role as president, Segment Development and Enrichment. In this new position, George will be responsible for developing strategic and operational business initiatives while identifying and scaling best practices. 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.

With George taking on these new responsibilities, Josh D’Amaro will serve as Walt Disney World’s new president. Josh has led the Disneyland Resort since January of 2018, overseeing the debut of exciting new offerings like Pixar Pier and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, while delivering strong results. D’Amaro comes to Walt Disney World Resort with a strong background in operations, marketing and commercial strategy. Josh will report directly to me.

Additionally, Rebecca Campbell will be the new president of Disneyland Resort. She previously served as president of the ABC-Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime. Rebecca is a dynamic leader with a keen understanding of our brands and franchises, and how to deliver them to consumers across platforms.

Finally, in addition to the above changes, Michael Colglazier will take on a new role—president and managing director, Disney Parks International—and expand his scope to include all of our international parks and resorts: Tokyo Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and now Disneyland Paris.

George, Josh, and Rebecca will begin their transitions immediately, and officially be in their new roles in November. 

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