Disney Parks head Josh D'Amaro joins the board of Make-A-Wish America

Feb 07, 2023 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2023 5:28pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Make-A-Wish America has announced that Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, will join the national board of directors.

“Both Disney and Make-A-Wish understand what a positive impact hope, imagination and happiness can have on the lives of seriously ill children,” said D’Amaro. “It’s an honor to represent the thousands of Disney cast members around the world who create magic and help make wishes come true every day for these amazing families.”

In addition to Josh D'Amaro, Scooter Braun, CEO and board member of HYBE America and founder of SB Projects, also takes up a position on the board.

“I can’t think of another time when we’ve had two board members with more hands-on experience with wish granting than Scooter and Josh,” said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “Through their companies, they’ve both been able to see repeatedly that wishes can play an important part in the healing process, frequently serving as a turning point in a child’s medical journey."

Josh leads a cast of more than 150,000 people – and since Disney is the world’s largest wish granter, many cast members interact with Make-A-Wish families regularly. In total, the Walt Disney Company has helped to grant more than 145,000 wishes worldwide since 1980. D’Amaro continues the Disney legacy of top executives supporting the wish-granting organization through voluntary service on national, global and chapter boards.

The national board is made up of 24 members with diverse backgrounds and skills who can lend support in mission-critical areas such as human resources, finance, fundraising, management, marketing and operations. By leveraging the skills of some of the nation’s most talented business leaders, Make-A-Wish can get closer to its vision of granting the wish of every eligible child – an important goal considering that many children credit the wish experience with helping to save their lives

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