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Disney has named a new president of both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort effective February 1:
George Kalogridis will become president of the Walt Disney World Resort, reporting to Meg Crofton. He has more than 40 years of experience at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in a number of positions around the world. As president of the Disneyland Resort, he oversaw one of the successful transformation of Disney California Adventure. He has also served in multiple leadership roles at Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
Michael Colglazier will become president of the Disneyland Resort, reporting to Meg Crofton. His Disney career spans more than two decades across several areas of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, including Operations, Global Development, Disney Photo Imaging, Operations Strategy and Technology and Strategic Planning. For the last several years he has served as head of Disney’s Animal Kingdom where, among other roles, has been instrumental in the early planning and development of our Avatar project. he previously oversaw the creation and growth of Disney's PhotoPass and helped re-energize Innoventions at both Disneyland and Epcot through strategic partnerships.
- Claire Bilby named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Disneyland Paris and Europe
- Ken Potrock from Downtown Disney and Disney Sports to head Disney Vacation Club and Adventures by Disney.
- Tom Wolber from Disney Cruise Lines to head Downtown Disney and Disney Sports
- Josh D'Amaro from Adventures by Disney to become Vice-President of Disney's Animal Kingdom