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February 27, 2015

Disney News This Week: Bob Chapek Named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, AVATAR Concept Art Revealed, New DuckTales Announced

By Beth Deitchman, The Walt Disney Company

On Monday, Bob Chapek was named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. A 22-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Mr. Chapek has served since 2011 as President of Disney Consumer Products, driving a technology-led transformation of the Company’s consumer products, retail and publishing operations. He assumes his new role effective immediately, succeeding Thomas O. Staggs, now Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “I am grateful for the many opportunities I have had during my years at Disney, and am thrilled to join the incredible Disney Parks organization,” Mr.

February 23, 2015

Bob Chapek Named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company

Bob Chapek has been named Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Thomas O. Staggs, Chief Operating Officer, The Walt Disney Company.

February 20, 2015

Kevin Costner’s Long Relationship with Disney Endures with 'McFarland, USA'

By Sheldon Spencer, ESPN
Actor Kevin Costner’s latest film role, starring as inspirational high school coach Jim White in McFarland, USA, opening today, continues his long relationship with The Walt Disney Company.
February 5, 2015

Thomas O. Staggs Named Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company

Thomas O. Staggs has been named Chief Operating Officer of The Walt Disney Company, it was announced today by Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

January 27, 2015

The Walt Disney Company Announces Second Startup Accelerator Program

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company announced that it is accepting applications for its second Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars. Disney Accelerator will select a class of 10 startup companies for a three-month mentorship and investment program beginning July 6, 2015 and concluding with a Demo Day on October 6, 2015. The program is open to technology-based startups with a vision for making an impact on the world of media and entertainment. Participants will be offered $120,000 in investment capital along with mentor support from top Disney executives, entrepreneurs, investors and other notable business leaders from the entertainment and technology communities.
December 17, 2014

Disney Campus Recruitment Hosts Tech Talk Event for Students

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
On Tuesday, November 4, nearly 100 students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics and related fields from universities in the Southern California area were invited to take part in Disney Tech Talks, which are events that host dynamic discussions on technology trends at Disney and the general industry.
December 16, 2014

The Walt Disney Company Recognized for Diversity Leadership

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Disney employees around the world work incredibly hard to bring unparalleled entertainment experiences to guests, audiences, viewers and consumers around the globe. We have a deep commitment to foster a rich diversity of voices, perspectives and experiences—both on screen and among our workforce. Disney was recently named one of "Profiles in Diversity Journal’s"—a renowned industry magazine—Diversity Leaders of 2015. This honor commends Disney for leading the way in maintaining a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. Disney Post recently sat down with Paul Richardson, chief diversity officer, The Walt Disney Company, to talk about this recognition and what it represents for Disney.
December 4, 2014

New Disney Shareholder Certificate Celebrates Nine Decades of The Walt Disney Company

By Disney Post Staff, The Walt Disney Company
Ever since Disney’s first public stock offering in 1940, the Company’s stock certificates have been more than just documents signifying ownership. Richly illustrated with beloved Disney characters, these certificates have become treasured mementoes, handed down from one generation of Disney investors to another, and coveted by fans and collectors. Along with many other publicly-traded companies, Disney no longer issues paper stock certificates. But to honor the passion that so many shareholders have for Disney, the company recently released a Collectible Shareholder Certificate that allows them to commemorate their investment in a tangible way.
December 1, 2014

Celebrate the Holidays with D23 Days of Christmas

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company

To kick off the holiday season, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is giving Disney fans something truly special. D23 Days of Christmas kicks off today, December 1, to add some sparkle to the most wonderful time of the year.

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