Profile: George Kalogridis, new president of Walt Disney World

Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:53 PM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

Under a sweltering sun in August 1971, a 17-year-old just out of high school waited in a long line leading to an office trailer in a cleared palmetto thicket. The Walt Disney Co. was hiring for its soon-to-open Florida theme park, and the kid needed to pay for college. Disney gave him a job clearing tables in a hotel restaurant. Forty-two years later, Disney has a new assignment for George Kalogridis: president of the entire operation.

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