Disney is continuing to make changes within its executive ranks, with the latest bringing a new leader to Walt Disney World.
The resort’s current president, George Kalogridis, will be replaced by Josh D’Amaro, who has served as the president of Disneyland Resort since March 2018. D’Amaro previously held several roles at Disney World, including vice president of Animal Kingdom.
“The Walt Disney World Resort is undergoing one of its most significant transformations in its history,” D’Amaro said in a statement. “My ties to the cast of the Walt Disney World Resort and to the Central Florida community run deep, and I look forward to rejoining the team.”
Taking D’Amaro’s place as Disneyland president will be Rebecca Campbell, who previously worked in Disney’s international segment covering Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Kalogridis will stay with the company. His new role as president of segment development and enrichment will involve “developing strategic and operational business initiatives while developing and scaling best practices across sites and lines of business,” according to a Disney press release. “He will also lead the Disney Institute, and serve as strategic advisor to park operators, leveraging his nearly 50 years of experience to help address challenges and pursue opportunities.”
All three will assume their new roles in November.
The executive moves come just two days after Disney announced it was eliminating one of its most senior positions in the parks division, the president of Disney Parks’ western region. Resort presidents like D’Amaro and Campbell will now report directly to Bob Chapek, the chairman of Disney’s Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products division.
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