Another Disney fan has a new leadership position today. Jill Estorino has been officially named the President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International.
In her new role at Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, Estorino will oversee the company’s parks and resorts international operations and development. This includes all four of Disney’s international resorts: Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort with the Oriental Land Company, Shanghai Disney Resort, and Disneyland Paris.
The announcement was shared on the official Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products website today. Estorino will be replacing Michael Colglazier.
“Jill is known as an innovative and dynamic leader, and she’ll bring her nearly 30 years of Disney experience to guide our international parks into the future,” said Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, in the announcement today.
Estorino has worked at the Walt Disney Company for over 29 years in various positions. She served as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales at Disney. Before that, she served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Asia Pacific for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Prior to that, she was the Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Currently, she sits on the board of directors for the Association of National Advertisers, lending her time to its #SeeHer advisory board. She also sits on the board of directors for Hong Kong Disneyland.
“I am excited for the opportunity to once again work more closely with our teams in Europe and Asia and to share Disney Magic with Guests and fans throughout the world.” Estorino said.
The announcement of Estorino’s new position at Disney Parks and Resorts comes the same day as the announcement of her predecessor Colglazier’s departure. Colglazier held the position for three years.
Disney has also announced other new shuffles in the leadership positions at Parks and Resorts. Earlier this year it was announced that Josh D’Amaro became the new chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products. And just over two weeks ago, we shared Walt Disney Imagineering’s announcement of a new President of Business Operations, Design & Delivery: Barbara Bouza.
Congratulations, Jill Estorino!