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Jay Rasulo

Jay Rasulo has the Happiest Job on Earth. As chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, he presides over a family vacation business that spans three ... More »Jay Rasulo has the Happiest Job on Earth. As chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, he presides over a family vacation business that spans three continents and includes five world-class vacation destinations, a top rated cruise line and the most popular resort locations in North America, Europe and Asia. During the past 50 years, more than 2 billion guests have passed through the gates of Disney theme parks around the world. Jay is the architect of the long-term global growth strategy for Disney Parks and Resorts’ business, including Hong Kong Disneyland, which opened on September 12, 2005 – bringing the enchantment of a Disney theme park to a whole new region of the world. Jay oversees a broad range of businesses that help make Disney the leader in the vacation destination industry. The theme parks and resorts include the Disneyland Resort in California, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. In addition, Jay is responsible for the Disney Cruise Line; Walt Disney Imagineering – the designers and builders of theme parks, attractions and other facilities and Disney Regional Entertainment, comprising the ESPN Zone sports-themed restaurants. Jay, who has been with The Walt Disney Company for 20 years, was appointed president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in 2002. In the fall of 2005, he became chairman of the segment. He spent two of the five years with the company in France as chairman and CEO of Euro Disney, S.C.A. where he was instrumental in turning Disneyland Resort Paris into Europe’s top tourist destination. Cementing his reputation as a dedicated business leader and strategist, the Los Angeles Times in 2002 called Jay “… a provocative and passionate leader who understands the cultural nuances of foreign markets.” The article went on to credit Jay for “…helping to transform Disneyland Paris. In addition to his duties at Disney, Jay has emerged as a recognized leader within the travel and tourism industry, working to broaden awareness of the industry’s role in creating jobs, economic growth, and cultural exchange. In 2006, Jay serves as Chairman of the Travel Industry Association of America, the industry’s preeminent trade association in the United States. Additionally, Jay serves as Chairman of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, which is charged with advising the U.S. Department of Commerce on the creation of a national tourism strategy. He also serves on the board of directors for the French American Chamber of Commerce and Euro Disney S.C.A. Jay first joined The Walt Disney Company in 1986 as director and later rose to senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Planning. In this role, he led strategic development for all real estate-based businesses in The Walt Disney Company portfolio. After two years as a senior vice president of Corporate Alliances and three years with Disney Regional Entertainment, Jay moved to Paris as executive vice president, Euro Disney, S.C.A. He served as president and C.O.O. before taking over as chairman and CEO in 2000. A native New Yorker, Jay has a degree in economics from Columbia, and both an MA in economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Before joining Disney, he held positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and the Marriott Corporation. Jay and his family reside in Los Angeles, California.

Disney to acquire Lucasfilm, makes plans to expand ‘Star Wars’ universe

Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO for The Walt Disney Company, noted the potential growth of “Star Wars” in international marks. He specifically mentioned Disney’s global consumer products as a means to increase visibility for “Star Wars” merchandise. Part of Disney’s ...

MediaPost Publications Disney CFO Touts ESPN's Status 05/31/2013

But Jay Rasulo, senior executive vice president/CFO of Walt Disney Co., speaking at the Nomura Global Media and Telecom Summit on Thursday, says while there won't be a contest to unseat ESPN's position. "There is may well be a very fierce battle for a distant No. 1," he says. "People are ...

Disney Declines Most in 15 Months After Sales Fall Short

Sports rights costs for cable TV will be $170 million higher in the current first quarter of fiscal 2013, the company’s Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said in a conference call yesterday. Operating income at the film studio will decline by more than $150 million in the quarter, he ...

MyMagic+ rollout going well, Disney exec says

Walt Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said even though the rollout of MyMagic+ is taking longer than hoped for, the theme park company is pleased with what it's seeing in terms of behaviors in the use of it. Walt Disney Co. Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said even ...

MediaPost Publications Disney Upbeat About Retrans Fee, Pay-TV Alternatives 09/13/2013

) But Jay Rasulo, senior executive vice president/CFO at Walt Disney Co., in speaking at a Bank of America/Merrill Lynch media conference, said network groups are different -- depending on the size of their stations, what negotiation cycle they are in regarding these deals, and their TV ...

Disney Plans Share Buyback of Up to $8B

Walt Disney ( DIS ) Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said Thursday the entertainment and media giant plans to repurchase $6 billion to $8 billion of its stock in the next fiscal year, nearly doubling its annual buyback. The Burbank, Calif.-based company has recently spent $4 billion ...

Shanghai Disney Resort could be bigger than Disneyland

Speaking at the UBS 41st annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said that Disney’s forthcoming park and resort in Shanghai could become “the second largest Disney destination in the world” behind the Walt Disney World Resort in ...

Disney CFO: ESPN ad sales slightly ahead of last year

Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, The Walt Disney Company, speaks at the UBS 40th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, December 5, 2012. NEW YORK | Wed Dec 5, 2012 1:24pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) - Advertising sales at Walt Disney Co's sports ...

Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Adds Two Business Leaders As Governors

Jay Rasulo, Senior EVP & CFO, The Walt Disney Company & Jon Roskill, Corporate VP & Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft, Join Board of Governors ATLANTA, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( www.GreatFutures.org ) has appointed Jay Rasulo...

The Walt Disney Company (DIS): The Walt Disney's CEO Discusses F3Q 2013 Results

Joining me for today’s call are Bob Iger, Disney’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jay is going to lead off today. He will be followed by Bob and then we will be happy to take your questions. So...

Walt Disney's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results

Joining me in Burbank today are Bob Iger, Disney's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bob's going to lead off, followed by Jay, and then, of course, we'll be happy to take your questions. So with that...

Disney may expand Shanghai Park to meet demand after 2015 debut

Walt Disney Co. may quickly enlarge its Shanghai resort after it opens in late 2015 in order to meet rising demand in the world’s most populous country, chief financial officer Jay Rasulo said. Shanghai Disney Resort will be almost 1,000 acres in size when it opens, putting it third ...

The Walt Disney Company (DIS): The Walt Disney's Management Presents at UBS 41st Annual Global Media...

I am very pleased to welcome back Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO of The Walt Disney Company. I think everybody knows but if not, Jay has been CFO for almost four years now and over that period has overseen significant capital investments across the Disney ...

Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company, to...

Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company, to Speak at the UBS 41st Annual Global Media and Communications Conference BURBANK, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Jay Rasulo, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer...

The Walt Disney's CEO Discusses F4Q 2013 Results

Joining me for today’s call are Bob Iger, Disney’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Jay Rasulo, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bob is going to lead off and then Jay will follow him and then we of course will be happy to take some questions. ...

MediaPost Publications Disney Bullish On ESPN, Kids Biz 09/21/2012

Jay Rasulo, senior EVP and CFO of Walt Disney Company, says company executives believe the big sports network has a lot more room for expansion. "We see ESPN as a business that is a growth vehicle; nothing has changed our opinion," says Rasulo, speaking at a Goldman Sachs ...

On the Call: Disney CFO explains MyMagic+

Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said that by getting guests to plan ahead, they're less likely to be enticed by other parks and tourist offerings when they set foot in Orlando, Fla., where the park is located. QUESTION: If you could talk about the timing of the rollout of MyMagic+. Is ...

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