NEWS: Josh D’Amaro Named Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products in Leadership Change

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek announced several leadership changes across the company today.

Josh D’Amaro, who was previously the President of Walt Disney World (and prior to that President of Disneyland Resort), is the new Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. The role was previously held by Chapek before he was named CEO in February.

In a statement, Chapek said, “I’m incredibly proud of the new leadership team at Parks, beginning with the segment’s Chairman, longtime Disney veteran Josh D’Amaro.” D’Amaro will now be reporting directly to Chapek and will oversee all Disney parks worldwide, in addition to Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, and Adventures by Disney.

Bob Chapek

In addition to this announcement, the following changes were made to Disney’s leadership team:

  • Jeff Vahle, formerly President, Disney Signature Experiences, has been named President, Walt Disney World Resort
  • Ken Potrock, who had served as President, Consumer Products, becomes President, Disneyland Resort. Rebecca Campbell, now former President of Disneyland Resort, has been named Chairman, Direct-to-Consumer and International
  • Kareem Daniel, formerly President, Walt Disney Imagineering Operations/Product Creation/Publishing/Games, has been named President, Consumer Products, Games and Publishing
  • Thomas Mazloum, who was Senior Vice President of Resort and Transportation Operations at Walt Disney World Resort, becomes President, Disney Signature Experiences

What are your thoughts on this new leadership change? Let us know in the comments!

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