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Leadership reorganization at Walt Disney World changes key personnel and sees transportation control move to resort operations

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In an upcoming reshuffle of leadership at Walt Disney World, some key changes to the organizational structure will take place, most significantly bringing transportation under control of the Resort Operations team.

The organizational changes begin with 40+ year Walt Disney World veteran Kevin Myers retiring later this year. Myers currently serves as vice president of Resort Operations, and will continue serving on the Walt Disney World Steering Committee through to the end of 2014.

A new position of Senior Vice President Walt Disney World Resort Operations and Transportation operations is being created, to be filled by Tom Wolber. Tom is currently serving as VP of Disney Sports Enterprises and Downtown Disney. This change moves Transportation operations away from Facilities and Operations Services to Resort Operations. Transport maintenance will remain at Facilities and Operations Services and will continue under the leadership of Jim Vendur. On the Transportation operations side, Sam Lau remains as VP, but will report to Tom Wolber.

Taking up Tom Wolber’s former position will be Maribeth Bisienere, as she becomes Senior Vice President Downtown Disney and ESPN Wide World of Sports. Bisienere has been with the company for over 18 years, serving most recently as Vice President, Food and Beverage and Merchandise Operations.

There are no changes yet to any other key leadership positions across the theme parks, with Jim MacPhee, George Kalogridis and Meg Crofton all remaining in their current positions.

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