Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    • cleaner of the hook
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    16

    Question about Disney's Board

    Im in an investment class and my professor argued that disney had a very strong board. I said that I had heard Eisner had put one of his kids former principals on the board. He said I was wrong. Im not sure, I think i read that on miceage and it might have been Kevin Yee who said it but their archive doesnt go that far back. Anyway if anyone could confirm or provide a link to a news article that could prove me right, or provide other examples of the board having conflicts of interest or just being weak. If im wrong, Im wrong. dont hesitate to tell me. :confused:

    Thanks,

  2. #2

    •   
    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In a 3D movie theater
    Posts
    4,834
    I do know people have been arguing to make the Board more independant of Management which I feel is extremely important... But Eisner was loading up the board with people who supported him over the last decade. That is why when they where looking for a new CEO, they really didn't look beyond people in the board room... Which is disquiting, but common...

    I haddn't heard the principal story, but I wouldn't put it past Eisner...
    Check out my other blog:

  3. #3

    • cleaner of the hook
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    California
    Posts
    16

    Found something

    I found a link that shed some light on this.
    Here's a quote "According to the New York Times, "the Disney board once included Michael Eisner's lawyer, his architect and the principal of his kids' school". "
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3482431.stm

    It looks like Reveta Bowers(Principal) left in sometime in 2003.http://www.usatoday.com/money/2003-03-19-disney.htm
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/...8-disney_x.htm
    Last edited by not_onwaltsblacklist; 03-25-2005 at 01:12 PM. Reason: found more

  4. #4

    •   
    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In a 3D movie theater
    Posts
    4,834
    Quote Originally Posted by not_onwaltsblacklist
    I found a link that shed some light on this.
    Here's a quote "According to the New York Times, "the Disney board once included Michael Eisner's lawyer, his architect and the principal of his kids' school". "
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3482431.stm

    It looks like Reveta Bowers(Principal) left in sometime in 2003.http://www.usatoday.com/money/2003-03-19-disney.htm
    http://www.usatoday.com/money/media/...8-disney_x.htm
    There is an interesting map that identifies members of the board of directors and what other companies boards they sit on... I don't know how often it gets updated... http://www.theyrule.net
    Check out my other blog:

Similar Threads

  1. [Question] Wha' happened to Disney's California Adventure's wait board?
    By Anakin in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 07-07-2008, 03:27 PM
  2. Half-Board voucher question
    By Skawt in forum Disneyland Paris
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-05-2007, 02:53 PM
  3. Disney's Board Considering Mitchell Succession Plan - Bloomberg 2/10/06
    By cellarhound in forum MiceChat News Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-10-2006, 02:49 PM
  4. Board Question...
    By NDNation in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-24-2005, 11:43 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-10-2005, 09:56 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •