Disney parks chief Staggs named chief operating officer

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 05, 2015 12:32 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co named parks division chief Thomas Staggs as chief operating officer of the media and theme park company, making him the likely successor to Chief Executive Bob Iger.

Staggs will assume the role of chief operating officer immediately while continuing to lead the parks and resorts unit until a successor is named, Disney said in a statement on Thursday.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine)