Disney execs who gained power in streaming reorg list: Kareem Daniel

  • Disney announced a major reorganization on Monday that prioritizes streaming, as the pandemic continues to upend the company’s parks and theatrical businesses.
  • Disney created a new Media and Entertainment Distribution Group, overseen by Kareem Daniel, 14-year Disney veteran who was most recently president of consumer products, games, and publishing.
  • Daniel will make decisions on advertising, sales, operations, technology, and distribution of Disney’s content in his new role. 
  • The executives currently in charge of Disney’s movies, TV, and sports arms — Alan Horn, Alan Bergman, Peter Rice, and Jimmy Pitaro — will continue to oversee those.
  • “There is a seismic shift happening in the marketplace, and you can either lead or follow and we chose to lead,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said of the reorganization.
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As Disney zeroes in on streaming amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company has elevated a new streaming chief.

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RAJANT ANNOUNCES MICHAEL GRIFFIN, LISA PORTER, AND DANIEL VERWIEL AS STRATEGIC ADVISORS TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET DIRECTION

Former Leadership of US Dept of Defense Research & Engineering and Northrop Grumman Consulting on Future Opportunities

Malvern, Pennsylvania (USA), Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, announces that Michael Griffin, Lisa Porter, and Daniel Verwiel will be strategic advisors and provide consultancy regarding Rajant’s future technology and market opportunities. Their backgrounds will enable them to impart a wealth of knowledge and experience from the civil, defense, and commercial sectors to inform research, development, and go-to-market direction for Rajant.

Earlier this year, Michael Griffin and Lisa Porter left their positions as the Under- and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, where they shared responsibility for research, development, and prototyping activities within the Department of Defense. They are now the Co-Founders and Co-Presidents of LogiQ, Inc., a company providing high-end management, scientific, and technical consulting services. In a joint statement

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Jack Daniel Distillery names new Master Distiller

The Jack Daniel Distillery announced Wednesday the grandson of a longtime Master Distiller, Chris Fletcher, will take over that role with the company.

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Jack Daniel Distillery announced Wednesday the grandson of a longtime Master Distiller will take over that role with the company.

Chris Fletcher, 39, will be carrying on the family tradition as Master Distiller of the iconic Tennessee whiskey brand. He is the grandson of former Master Distiller Frank Bobo, who served in the role from 1966 until his retirement in 1989.

Fletcher had previously served as Assistant Master Distiller for six years and will be responsible for the overall quality of Jack Daniel’s from “grain to glass,” innovation and serve as a global ambassador.

In addition, he will oversee the distillery’s new “Distillers in Training” program which recruits, teaches and mentors the next generation of whiskey makers.

“For the past six years, Chris

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Protiviti’s Matthew Moore and Daniel O’Keefe Honored by Consulting Magazine

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Two Protiviti leaders have been recognized by Consulting magazine for their impact on the consulting profession. Matthew Moore, a Protiviti managing director, has been named to the 2020 Top 25 Consultants list in the Leadership category. Daniel O’Keefe, a Protiviti senior managing director, has been honored with Consulting’s Lifetime Achievement Award as a tribute to his accomplishments over four decades in the profession.

Based in Protiviti’s Charlotte, North Carolina office, Moore is the firm’s global risk and compliance practice leader, which includes advising chief risk officers and risk, compliance and control functions at many of the top banks in the financial services industry. He is also a driver of Protiviti’s ‘next generation’ risk and compliance offerings, designed to help clients respond more effectively to dynamic business environments by leveraging intelligent automation, enhanced risk identification and data visualization techniques.

“Under

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