Former Walt Disney Imagineering President Posts Letter of Support for Bob Iger in Proxy Battle

    Former WDI President Bob Weis has posted a message of support for CEO Bob Iger as the proxy battle continues to heat up. Here’s the message:

    I have been in this business for almost four decades. Bob Iger is a mentor and guiding North Star for me.

    Disney exists because of a synergy between story and art and place making and experience and quality. Weave those together and they form a successful business plan, because people have a high expectation, and an emotional connection that needs to be respected, fostered and expanded.

    As Walt himself said, “we keep moving forward.” Bob Iger has kept us moving forward by investing in talent and ideas, respecting the past but insisting on an innovative future, and being willing to experiment even when the odds sometimes look tough.

    Without this level of leadership grounded in storytelling, experience, art, talent recognition and moving ahead, it’s a rudderless ship; enormous potential with no ability to steer. I was grateful for each meeting I had with Bob, however challenging he might have been with us, and I remain grateful the company I care so much about continues under his steady hand. He makes it look easy-but no one should make the mistake of thinking it is.
    Bob Weis, former Walt Disney Imagineering President

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