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More Leadership Changes Coming for The Walt Disney World Company

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More Leadership Changes Coming for The Walt Disney World Company
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More leadership changes are on the way for The Walt Disney World Company. See the latest right here.

The Walt Disney World Company Leadership

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The Walt Disney Company is comprised of 20 executive officers who bring experience, commitment to excellence, and a creative vision to keep the day-to-day operations of the company going strong.

Head leaders include Bob Chapek, the CEO; Alan Bergman, chairman of Disney Studios content; Rebecca Campbell, chairman of international content; and Jennifer Cohen, executive VP of of corporate social responsibility.

Then there is the board of directors who bring knowledge and perspective to guide and drive long-term value. Susan E. Arnold is chairman of the board, and there are 10 other directors.

Shake Ups Within the Company

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Unfortunately, Disney has had several shake ups within the leadership of the company. Most recently, Geoff Morrell, senior executive Vice President and chief corporate affairs officer stepped down. You can read more about this HERE.

Despite the change in leadership and wide criticism that Disney has received for speaking out on political topics, the board has supported Bob Chapek. In an email sent out, Disney’s chairwoman of Disney’s board, Susan E. Arnold has stated the following:

“The strength of the Walt Disney Company’s businesses coming out of the pandemic is a testament to Bob’s leadership and vision for the company’s future,” she said. “In this important time of business growth and transformation, we are committed to keeping Disney on the successful path it is on today, and Bob and his leadership team have the support and confidence of the Board.”

Susan E. Arnold, Walt Disney Company Chairman of the Board

Peter Rice

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Peter Rice is chairman of Disney General Entertainment Content. Much of his role relates to creating original entertainment and news programming for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming platforms, including Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its cable and broadcast networks.

Various online sources are now reporting that he has been fired from The Walt Disney Company today. According to The New York Times, Disney is expected to announce later today that Mr. Rice will be replaced by Dana Walden, who has been chairwoman for entertainment for Walt Disney Television. No official statement has released at this time from Disney.

What do you think of the latest shakeup within The Walt Disney World Company? Are you surprised to hear this news? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

Source: The New York Times

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