Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, announced new Presidents for several Disney theme parks and Disney Institute in an interview with CNBC today.
In the interview, Chapek stated Rebecca Campbell will be President, Disneyland Resort. Before this, Campbell was President of Disney’s direct-to-consumer and international segment in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
Campbell will be replacing Josh D’Amaro. D’Amaro will be moving east to lead Walt Disney World Resort. Both Campbell and D’Amaro will start in their new roles in November.
George Kalogridis, who has been President of Walt Disney World Resort since 2013 will now be President, Disney Segment Development and Enrichment. In addition, Kalogridis will also lead Disney Institute. Kalogridis is a 50 year, opening day-cast member at Walt Disney World.
The new President of Disneyland Paris will be Michael Colglazier, who currently heads up Disney Parks and Resorts in Asia.
D’Amaro posted an announcement on his Instagram account following Chapek’s interview with CNBC. In the post D’Amaro states:
“It is with mixed emotions that I will be leaving the Disneyland Resort and accepting the role as president of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. I cannot express how magical this experience has been. But of all of the things … it is the people I will miss most of all. The amazing Cast… our wonderful Guests… and our incredible passholders. It truly takes people to make the dream a reality. Magic has a name. It is ALL of you. I’ll be around for a few more weeks. Please give Rebecca Campbell, the incoming Disneyland Resort president, a warm welcome. I can’t wait for her to meet all of you. “
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