George Kalogridis has announced his retirement from The Walt Disney Company after more than 50 years. Kalogridis most recently served as the President of Segment Development for Disney Parks where he was responsible for the development of strategic and operational business initiatives while developing and scaling best practices at Disney sites worldwide. He also led the Disney Institute and National Geographic Live businesses, leveraged his nearly 50 years of experience to serve as a strategic advisor to Disney destination operators, and championed segment initiatives in Diversity and Inclusion.
In September of 1971, at age 17, George began his Disney Parks career as a busboy at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, helping to open Walt Disney World. George later served for six years as president of Walt Disney World, leading a cast of more than 75,000. He was also a past president of Disneyland Resort.
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