In addition to Weiss, the only other executive whose job title is changing is Leslie Goodman, a company spokeswoman in California. She becomes senior vice president of public affairs, in charge of internal and external communication, community and governmental affairs for all the parks worldwide. Her title previously was senior vice president of strategic communications.
Goodman said the changes won't be noticed by Disney's visitors, who already see the parks as a single entity, but it will allow executives in the resort division to more quickly and easily share information and implement changes.
"This is really a platform for sharing," Goodman said, with Rasulo still running the whole show for the division. The executive committee will meet regularly, she said, both in person in the Burbank, Calif., headquarters and elsewhere, and members will spend more time at the individual parks and resorts.
In a memo to employees, Rasulo said the new organization "will allow me, with the help of this new leadership team, to focus more energy on our future" and "help us strike the right balance between our focus on current business and future growth."