James Pitaro

Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content at The Walt Disney Company

James Pitaro

James Pitaro

Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content at The Walt Disney Company

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ESPN, Inc.
ESPN.com
Disney Interactive, Inc.

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5864

Number of Boards

6

Number of Awards

1

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Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The Walt Disney Company

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Executive Chairman at The Walt Disney Company

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Chief Executive Officer at The Walt Disney Company

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Future Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at The Walt Disney Company (Effective 07/2021)

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Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman Robert A. Iger at The Walt Disney Company

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Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer at The Walt Disney Company

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Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at The Walt Disney Company

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Chief Security Officer & Senior Vice President at The Walt Disney Company

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Chairman, Disney Studios Content at The Walt Disney Company

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Chairman, International Operations & Direct-to-Consumer at The Walt Disney Company

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James Pitaro
Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content at The Walt Disney Company
Education
JD
Class of 1994

Celebrating over 80 years of excellence in legal education, St. John’s School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among our graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, former Court of Appeals Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Theodore T. Jones, and the School’s former Dean and former Court of Appeals Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.

Bachelor of Science in Economics
Class of 1991

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Career History
President
2018 - Current

ESPN, Inc. engages in the provision of multinational and multimedia sports entertainment services. It offers cable sports broadcasting services with seven domestic networks including its ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPN HD, and ESPNEWS. The company was founded by William Rasmussen in September 7, 1979 and is headquartered in Bristol, CT.

Chairman, ESPN & Sports Content
2010 - Current

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

Boards & Committees
Director
2011 - Prior

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is comprised of more than 600 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City with a Public Policy office in Washington, D.C.

Awards & Honors
2009
Sports Business Journal - Forty under 40
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