Chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, Debuts Video Series on LinkedIn
Chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, posted the first of what will be many videos directed towards Disney fans on his LinkedIn page yesterday.
In his post, he wrote, “For the past year, I’ve been recording video messages to our Cast, Crew and Imagineers with updates and thoughts about our business. I thought I’d take a shot at broadening the audience and doing something similar for all of you on LinkedIn. Whether you’re a fan of Disney, a Cast Member or a future Cast Member… I hope you enjoy.”
In the video, D’Amaro is at Disney California Adventure Park and talks about how over the past year, he’s created videos for Cast Members giving them updates on The Walt Disney Company. Now, he’ll be posting a series of videos on his LinkedIn page directed towards Disney fans who “just want to keep up with what’s going on at Disney” and potential future Cast Members on “what it’s like to be a Cast Member in Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.”
In this first video, D’Amaro talks all about current Cast Members. He talks about how they’ve been working on getting Cast Member service celebrations back up and running. In a couple of weeks, Disney will be celebrating the 2021 Cast Member honorees. 29 Cast Members will be celebrating 50 years of service to the company. Next year, D’Amaro will be celebrating 25 years of working for The Walt Disney Company.
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D’Amaro also talks about how Disney will be starting up their Legacy program for Cast Members again this year. Cast Members who sport blue name tags are Cast Members who go above and beyond and are part of the Disney Legacy program.
He then talks about Disney Aspire, which provides hourly Cast Members with free college tuition. 20,000 hourly Cast Members have been enrolled in Disney Aspire so far. And more than 2,400 of those Cast Members have received diplomas, completed programs, etc.