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Disney Announces Appointments

Josh D’Amaro is named chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products


May 26, 2020
Disney Announces Appointments

Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company announced a new Disney Parks, Experiences and Products leadership team that will be led by Josh D’Amaro (pictured), who has been named chairman.

D’Amaro, who most recently served as president of Walt Disney World Resort, succeeds Chapek as chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products. In his new role, he will oversee Disney’s travel and leisure businesses, which include six theme park-resort destinations in the United States, Europe, and Asia; a cruise line; a vacation ownership program; and a guided family adventure business. He will also lead Disney’s global consumer products operations, which include the licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games, and apps; children’s print publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the Disney e-commerce platform.

The following key appointments also have been made to the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products executive leadership team:

  • Jeff Vahle, formerly president of Disney Signature Experiences, has been named president of Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Ken Potrock, who had served as president of consumer products, moves into the role of president of Disneyland Resort.
  • Kareem Daniel, formerly president of Walt Disney Imagineering Operations/Product Creation/Publishing/Games, has been named president of consumer products, games and publishing.
  • Thomas Mazloum, who was senior vice president of resort and transportation operations at Walt Disney World Resort, becomes president of Disney Signature Experiences.

Photo: Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company

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