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  • Disney Appoints New Board Chairman

    Way back when, Steve Jobs was rumored to possibly become the new chairman at Disney but that didn't happen and John E. Pepper Jr. was appointed in his place (see the attached article below). Following the Pixar acquisition Jobs ended up on the board as well as establishing himself as the largest individual company stockholder with 138 million shares.
    In light of this, I am curious to know if the numerous new Pixar implementations in the parks are really the result of Lassiter and his teams creative influence or should the credit be attributed to a fella higher up the chain?

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    Former Procter & Gamble Chairman and Chief Executive John E. Pepper Jr. will become non-executive chairman of The Walt Disney Co. in January, succeeding former U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell, the entertainment company said.
    Pepper, 67, was named to the Disney board last December at the same time Mitchell, 72, was asked to remain as chairman until a successor could be found. Mitchell had planned to retire last year.



    The company also adopted new corporate governance rules separating the offices of chairman and CEO.

    Last edited by tjcjr; 07-06-2007, 12:13 PM. Reason: added missing paragraph

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    Re: Disney Appoints New Board Chairman

    This is old news...
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      Re: Disney Appoints New Board Chairman

      Originally posted by cellarhound View Post
      This is old news...
      thanks, I left out the top half ... it has since been edited

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        Re: Disney Appoints New Board Chairman

        Originally posted by tjcjr View Post
        In light of this, I am curious to know if the numerous new Pixar implementations in the parks are really the result of Lassiter and his teams creative influence or should the credit be attributed to a fella higher up the chain?
        I think from Mr. Pepper what we have seen is further implmentation of Disney branding across a greater variety of consumer products that may not have been tradtitional... I think he is in part behind some of the products in support of Ratatouille, Hanna Montana, and High School Musical... Although I don't see this as being a "direct" role... But you might say it is that that I see as being his biggest contribution... If anything...

        The idea is implement properties quicker through a broader bandwith of multiple channels... My take is that he is going to look at content and the number one thing he will ask is, "How it is being supported by products in the marketplace?" And Iger is going to have to answer him...

        That is a question Mitchell couldn't ask of Eisner... Eisner was more conserned with the volume of properties...
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