Another C-Level Disney Exec Exits the Company

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Another C-level executive has exited The Walt Disney Company–the second one in just three months.

On Friday afternoon, The Wall Street Journal reported the departure of Disney’s Chief Information Officer, Diane Jurgens, who left her post in early September. Jurgens’s departure marks the second since June, when Christine McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer at The Walt Disney Company, announced she was stepping away for a one-year medical leave of absence.

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Diane Jurgens

Former Information Chief Diane Jurgens/Credit: The Walt Disney Company

Shortly thereafter, it was announced that McCarthy would take a one-year medical leave, to begin on July 1, 2023, and end on June 30, 2023, but that her final day with the Disney Company would also be June 30, 2023.

Jurgens came to Disney in late 2020 when Bob Chapek was CEO of the company. She was responsible for Disney’s enterprise technology organization on a global level. According to those closest to the situation, CFO Christine McCarthy was responsible for hiring Jurgens.


Former Disney CFO Christine McCarthy/Credit: Disney

In a farewell email message to her colleagues in late August, Jurgens said she was stepping away from Disney “to pursue new adventures.”

“As you can imagine, it was a hard decision,” Jurgens wrote. “This company is a special place, and working with this team has been a highlight of my career.”

The Walt Disney Company

Credit: The Walt Disney Company

On August 31, in an internal memo sent from interim CEO Kevin Lansberry, an announcement was made about Jurgens’s replacement. Diane Arnold, a senior vice president for Disney’s core systems and platforms, will step in as the company’s head of enterprise technology while the search is made for a permanent information officer to take over where Jurgens left off.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!