Major Shakeup Effective Feb 1

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  1. whodini

    whodini Mouseketeer

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    Jason Garcia is tweeting some significant shakeups within Disney's top brass -

    https://twitter.com/Jason_Garcia

    Walt Disney World getting a new president George Kalogridis, currently president of Disneyland.

    Michael Colglazier, who had been vp in charge of Animal Kingdom, will be new president of Disneyland.

    Meg Crofton to be exclusively president of operations for Disney Parks in U.S. and France

    Current DVC chief Claire Bilby heading to Paris to head sales and marketing for Disneyland Paris and Europe

    Disney Vacation Club time-share business also getting new chief: Ken Potrock, who had been in charge of sports enterprises
     
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  3. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

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    news story will be up shortly
     
  4. sgtdisney

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    I can confirm Claire Bilby's departure from DVC and Potrock being moved to leading DVC. Just got an email from Claire not too long ago...
     
  5. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

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    yeah although heavily rumored, the news broke today based on internal memos which people then immediately leaked to teh internetz

    I love it when things I post come true :banana:

    And there's more where this came from I'm sure.
     
  6. CanadianGuy

    CanadianGuy <font color=green><br><br><font color=blue>Me and Moderator

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    I didn't doubt you one bit on this one. The George rumor has been going around and the drumbeat was only getting stronger.
     
  7. YoHo

    YoHo If you have any poo to fling, now is the time.

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    Well, Walt Disney World got a good guy for president and we out west are sad to see him go. Maybe that means the giant sucking sound from Team Disney Florida will stop.

    I'm not sure this is really a shakeup.
    Iger has made it a goal to get his executives familiar with the different business lines by moving them around. If it's part of his management plan, then it isn't a shakeup per se'.
     
  8. WDWHound

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    It may not be a shake up, but anything that disrupts the current management at WDW (even temporarily) is a good thing. I am especially pleased that Meg Croften is not long in charge in Orlando.
     
  9. zulemara

    zulemara <font color=royalblue>Oh Boy! I'm a WDW sailor!<br

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    It's sort of phase 1 of the shake up. I think she's on her way out and this is sort of a saving face type role until she can quietly head off into retirement.

    There's still the rumor out there about the Iger and John L feud. In addition to that was the thought that Meg could be on her way out with Iger so this certainly sets that up.

    There was also info floating around indicating Phil Holmes will retire as VP of MK and Dan Cockrell will take his place. That wasn't announced today, but doesn't mean it's not coming.

    Either way, right now nearly anyone coming from TDA to TDO is a good thing. I'm also modestly excited about the fellow from DCL coming to SVP of DTD. DCL has a very positive feeling towards adults on their ships(as much as can be expected) so I hope it means they will finally DO something with DTD.
     
  10. Horace Horsecollar

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    Except that Kalogridis will report to Crofton, so Crofton is ultimately still in charge of WDW.

    I hope, however, that Kalogridis will be allowed to set the priorities and budgets for WDW.
     

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