Disney CEO Iger to speak at SABEW conference in 2007
Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger will address the Society of American Business Editors and Writersâ€™ conference in Orange County, Calif., in May 2007.
Iger succeeded long-time Disney CEO Michael Eisner as the entertainment and news companyâ€™s leader in October 2005. He oversees a diverse set of operations from a major Hollywood studio to the ABC network and its news production as well as a massive tourism business.
Previously, Iger was Disneyâ€™s president and chief operating officer. He came to Disney through the companyâ€™s purchase of Capital Cities/ABC, where Iger was president.
Igerâ€™s talk will be part of a SABEW event that will also feature a town hall meeting on business journalism ethics, presentations of SABEWâ€™s Best in Business awards, sessions on how to better cover hot-button topics, and how to best manage your workflow in budget-crushing times for newsrooms.
SABEW Trivia: Eisner was a keynote speaker when the organization last visited Southern California for an annual conference in 1998.