Former President of Walt Disney World Josh D’Amaro Named Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products


On May 18th, the Chief Executive of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, has announced a few new leadership positions within the company. Josh D’Amaro, former president of Walt Disney World, has now been promoted to the Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.

The former President will now oversee Disney’s leisure and travel businesses, which includes the six resorts in The United States, Europe, and Asia. He will also oversee Disney’s cruise line, the Disney Vacation Club, and the global consumer products that are sold all around the world.

Attractions Magazine

Along with D’Amaro, a few other executive positions have been filled. Jeff Valhe has been promoted to D’Amaro’s former position as the President of Walt Disney World Resort; Ken Potrock has been named President of Disneyland Resort; Kareem Daniel is now the President of Consumer Products, Games, and Publishing; and Thomas Mazloum has been named President of Disney Signature Experiences.

“I’m incredibly proud of the new leadership team at Parks, beginning with the segment’s Chairman, longtime Disney veteran Josh D’Amaro, and his newly announced team of Jeff Vahle, Ken Potrock, Kareem Daniel and Thomas Mazloum,” said Chapek. “These talented executives played pivotal roles while leading our exceptional cast members during the largest period of growth in the segment’s history, which included the expansion of our parks and resorts around the world, the addition of new attractions including two highly acclaimed Star Wars-themed lands, and a shift to more personalized experiences for guests. And I am confident that as they assume even greater responsibility and pursue new opportunities, these proven leaders will have an even bigger impact on the future of our company.”

To see the official article published by Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, click here.

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Mark Mayes
Mark Mayes
I’m a film student at Penn State University and an aspiring Walt Disney Studios director. While writing for JustDisney, I aim to not only spread the happiness of Disney with the rest of the social media world, but to also learn more about the company myself! 

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