Catherine Powell's departure was just the first step in a major management reorganization at Disney's theme park division. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek today dropped the other shoe by announcing staffing changes throughout the Disney resorts.Turns out that
Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis moves to a new position as president, Segment Development and Enrichment. "In this new position, he will be responsible for developing strategic and operational business initiatives while developing and scaling best practices across sites and lines of business. He will also lead the Disney Institute, and serve as strategic advisor to park operators," Disney said in its press release announcing the changes.
To replace Kalogridis, Disneyland President Josh D'Amaro will move back across the country to become the new president of the Walt Disney World Resort. D'Amaro has been in charge in Anaheim for just 18 months, after holding several management positions at Walt Disney World, where he worked as vice president of Disney's Animal Kingdom; senior vice president, Resorts and Transportation, and senior vice president overseeing marketing strategy, sales and business development.
Disney is pulling a TV executive into the parks division to replace D'Amaro. Rebecca Campbell will be the new president of the Disneyland Resort, coming over from The Walt Disney Company's Direct-to-Consumer & International segment, where she president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She formerly served as president of the ABC-Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime.
With the dissolution of the Disney Parks West Region group that Powell had overseen, East Region President Michael Colglazier now adds the Disneyland Paris Resort to his portfolio, becoming president and managing director, Disney Parks International. Disneyland Paris president Natacha Rafalski will report to Colglazier.Tweet
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