Stephanie Young Named Disney Vacation Club President

Disney Vacation Club Senior Vice President and General Manager Bill Diercksen has a new boss following George Kalogridis' retirement and ensuing executive reshuffle. 

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Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products, Josh D’Amaro today announced a reorganization of his division which included appointing Stephanie Young to the role of President, Disney Vacation Club & Aulani, Adventures & Expeditions, and Disney Institute/National Geographic Live.

DVC Senior VP Bill Diercksen will report to Young in the new organizational structure. Diercksen was previously under Thomas Mazloum. Mazloum remains in his role of President, New Experiences Portfolio and Disney Signature Experiences. However Mazloum will assume additional duties, prompting the creation of Young's new position. 

Diercksen is expected to continue overseeing day-to-day operations of Disney Vacation Club. 

Young moves over from her prior role as President, Consumer Products, Games and Publishing. Young has been with the company for more than 12 years, previously holding operations positions with Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland. 

The changes come as 50-year Cast Member George Kalogridis announces his retirement from the company. Kalogridis was a member of Walt Disney World's opening team as a teenager. He previously held positions of President, Disneyland Resort and then President, Walt Disney World Resort. Kalogridis most recently served as President, Segment Development & Enrichment , Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.