Roz Durant named as new Senior Vice President, Operations responsible for Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Water Parks

Feb 26, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:36am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Josh D'Amaro has made one of his first organizational changes since returning to Walt Disney World is President.

Roz Durant has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Operations responsible for Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Water Parks. Reporting to her will be Matt Simon, Vice President Disney Springs, and Faron Kelley, Vice President, Sports and Water Parks.

Durant joins the parks from ESPN, where she was Senior Vice President, College Networks. In her new role, she will report to Josh D'Amaro, alongside Thomas Mazloum who remains responsible for Resorts and Transportation, and Jim MacPhee who remains responsible for the Theme Parks and Entertainment.

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larryzFeb 28, 2020

And we were led to believe that Disney purchased ABC/ESPN...

networkproFeb 26, 2020

First thing that came to mind.

smileFeb 26, 2020

LilofanFeb 26, 2020

She graduated from University of South Carolina in 1999. She is African American who was a reporter for several news agencies after college.

VJFeb 26, 2020

Wazooooooowski...

DisneyDebRobFeb 26, 2020

Don’t know anything at all about her. A quick search online doesn’t help me find anything either. Anyone know what she has done besides her work at ESPN? The springs seem to be doing great, was just wondering about this move.

LilofanFeb 26, 2020

Definitely lower cost of living and warmer weather. CT relocate to FL.

GymLeaderPhilFeb 26, 2020

This is an odd move.

LilofanFeb 26, 2020

She must have been one of the survivors of the frequent lay offs at ESPN.

Mouse TrapFeb 26, 2020

I'd cry if I was "promoted" to theme parks from entertainment. Then again, there isn't much excitement at ESPN these days. Must've been a nice pay bump.

MansionButler84Feb 26, 2020

K.