The Happiest Place On Earth Just Got Gayer: Disney World Welcomes New Gay President
|The Happiest Place On Earth Just Got Gayer: Disney World Welcomes New Gay President|
|Written by Instinct Staff | Tuesday, 05 February 2013|
|Tags: disney world, florida, welcomes, new, openly gay, president, george kalogridis|
There will be an extra sense of celebration in the air at Gay Days at Disney World this year now that the international destination has welcomed George Kalogridis on as its new president.
One of Walt Disney World’s first employees now has 66,000 cast members calling him “boss.” In August 1971, George Kalogridis scored a job bussing tables at The Walt Disney Company’s new theme park, set to open that October.
Now, as of Feb. 1, Kalogridis is Walt Disney World’s fifth president, taking over for Meg Crofton, who will fully assume her role as president of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. and France.
According to his official Walt Disney World bio, Kalogridis, 59, has been with the company for 41 years. He comes to his new role in Lake Buena Vista from Disneyland Resort, where he has served as president since 2009. Kalogridis’ job titles also include CEO for Disney Resort Paris, vice president of Travel Operations at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and vice president of Epcot.
JoeMyGod points out that Kalogridis has served on the board of Out & Equal and his partner also works for Disney.