I guess working for Jay Rasulo and Ed Grier finally got to him! Can't say I blame him.
Subject: FW: FYI -- WDP&R Organizational Announcement
Below is an organizational announcement from Ed Grier. Please share with your teams as appropriate.
Date: January 8, 2008
From: Ed Grier
Subject: Organizational Announcement – Disneyland Resort Operations
Greg Emmer, Senior Vice President, Disneyland Resort Operations, has announced he will be leaving the Company after almost 40 years with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. His last day will be Friday, February 8, 2008. Greg started his Disney career as a ride operator at Disneyland in 1968, while he was still in college. In 1971, he moved to Florida to help open Walt Disney World. During his tenure, Greg has led all aspects of the Park experience, and has held several leadership positions at Walt Disney World, including: Vice President, Magic Kingdom Park ; Vice President, Attractions Line of Business; and, Vice President, Epcot Operations.
In 2003, Greg returned to California where he assumed his current role of Senior Vice President, Operations. He was instrumental in leading the Resort enhancement programs and the planning and execution of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland. Greg has always been an advocate for maintaining our rich Disney heritage and traditions that have made our Company a leader in the entertainment business. Throughout his career, he was a committed supporter of the training and development of our Cast, particularly our leaders. Greg also has been an active participant in many community programs and advisory boards in Orange County, including: the Children's Hospital of Orange County; St. Joseph's Hospital; and, the Dean's Advisory Board for the Business School at California State University, Fullerton.
Please join me in thanking Greg for his years of service and wishing him well in his future endeavors. His successor will be named at a future date.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Executives