Another Chapek Era Exec Out as Bob Iger Reorganizes Disney

Rebecca Campbell Disney

The past six months have seen significant reshuffling at the highest levels of The Walt Disney Company. Beginning with Bob Weiss leaving his leadership role at Walt Disney Imagineering, the Moust House replaced Bob Chapek with Bob Iger as CEO, who almost immediately ousted Kareem Daniel and started demolishing the company’s relatively new Disney media and entertainment distribution division.

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Now, after Iger announced a major reorganization during the Q1 2023 Earnings Webcast, another executive’s departure has been announced. Effective immediately upon the CEO’s announcement, The Walt Disney Company reorganized into three main divisions: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. Iger explained that Disney Entertainment would bring both domestic and international operations under one roof in order to truly optimize the quality of content that gets produced for and distributed to both US and Global markets. This new division officially put an end to Chapek Era ideas of distribution and appointed TV chief Dana Walden and film studio head Alan Bergman as its co-chairs. Unfortunately, it also signaled the end of Rebecca Campbell’s reign as Disney’s Chairman, International Content and Operations.

In Walden and Bergman’s joint address to Disney Entertainment employees, they explained, “As a result of the changes, Rebecca Campbell, Chairman, International Content and Operations, has decided to leave the company. An esteemed leader and longtime industry veteran, Campbell will stay on through June to help with the transition.”

Rebecca Campbell, Disney

Credit: Disney

Bob Iger addressed Disney’s International employees regarding Ms. Campbell’s departure in a letter which you can read below:

Dear International Content & Operations Employees,

I’m writing to share the news that, after more than 25 years of tremendous service, Rebecca Campbell has decided to leave The Walt Disney Company. She has been a truly valuable and trusted leader throughout her time here, and I am grateful for her innumerable contributions to this company.

Over the years, I’ve worked with Rebecca in so many different roles, and beyond the meaningful impact she has had in each of them, I’ve always appreciated her willingness to take them on graciously, enthusiastically, and with an impeccable degree of professionalism – wherever and whenever she was called to serve. Her talents and expertise, and her warmth and sense of humanity will be missed.

I’ve asked Rebecca to stay on through June to help through this transition and I want to thank her for her partnership and many years of dedicated service. Whatever she decides to do moving forward, I know she will be incredibly successful.

And to all of you, I want to thank you for your continued contributions to this company as we take on the transformative work ahead. You also will receive an additional email from Alan Bergman, Dana Walden, and Jimmy Pitaro detailing how our International Content & Operations employees will be integrated into our new businesses.

Thank you again for all you do.

With gratitude,

This restructuring, though, is not a complete sweep of current leaders. Josh D’Amaro remains in charge as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, and Jimmy Pitaro remains in charge of ESPN. Michael Paull will also remain as the overseer of Disney streaming operations under Walden and Bergman, with Hulu President Joe Earley and Disney+ president Alisa Bowen both reporting to him.

Disney Reorganization Chart

Credit: Variety

It is unclear at this time if any more Disney Executives will leave the Company in the coming days as this transformation is complete and the estimated 7,000 employees are laid off. We will continue to monitor this story and will update our readers as more details come to light.

Source: Variety

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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