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Portland’s Susan Arnold Named As The New Chairman Of The Board – Walt Disney Co.

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, Portland-based Susan Arnold, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) succeeding Bob Iger, becoming the first woman to be named to the role in its 98-year-long history.

Arnold was serving on the board for 14 years and will succeed on Dec. 31. Iger step down as Disney’s CEO in 2020 after serving 15 years in the role. Also, several other Disney executives have announced to leave the company by the end of this year, including Gary Marsh, president, and chief creative officer of Disney Branded Television, Studios head Alan Horn, and Alan Braverman, company general counsel.

Her LinkedIn profile reads as follows:

President-Global Business Units at Procter & Gamble (Retired). In this position, had overall responsibility for the company’s global business totaling over $80 billion and 300 brands.
Prior position at Procter & Gamble: Vice Chair –Beauty and Health. “Her leadership in these fast-growing, high-margin businesses was a critical component in P&G’s overall growth for a decade and in establishing P&G as one of the world’s leading beauty companies.”

Throughout her career, Susan has brought vision, creativity, consumer understanding and industry expertise to deliver a consistent stream of game-changing innovation. Susan is known for her strong business intuition, laser focus on delighting consumers, decisive leadership and commitment to diversity in the workplace. She was instrumental in embedding sustainability into P&G products and operations.

She currently serves as the Lead Independent Director on the board of the Walt Disney Company.

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(Read Original Story: UPDATE 1-Disney names Susan Arnold as its first woman chair in Reuters)


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