Kerry D. Chandler
Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
The Walt Disney Company
Veteran Disney executive Kerry D. Chandler was named senior vice president of Corporate Responsibility for The Walt Disney Company in December 2006. In this role, Chandler is responsible for developing overall strategy and direction for the Company's corporate responsibility efforts, including Disney's Worldwide Outreach and Environmental Affairs organizations and The Walt Disney Company Foundation.
As Disney continues to increase its focus on all aspects of corporate responsibility, she is responsible for identifying, developing and implementing all aspects of Disney's overall global corporate responsibility, ensuring that the Company's core principles in this area are integrated into the daily operating practices of all Disney businesses, including studio entertainment, parks and resorts, consumer products and media networks. In addition, she spearheads all of Disney's philanthropic and charitable-giving efforts and environmental policies, as well as expanding the Company's social responsibility best practices.
Prior to assuming this role, Chandler was based in Hong Kong as senior vice president, Human Resources at Hong Kong Disneyland. Starting in January 2006, she was responsible for the overall Human Resources strategy for Disney's first theme park in China, overseeing all human resources services, compensation and benefits, human resources systems, staffing, and learning and development.
Before her assignment in Hong Kong, Chandler served five years as senior vice president, Human Resources for ESPN, Inc., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. During her tenure at ESPN, she was instrumental in implementing and enhancing major initiatives in meeting the needs of ESPN's global workforce, including programs related to recruitment, diversity, compensation, and employee retention and communication.
A seasoned human resources professional with extensive experience over her 20-year career, Chandler also served as director, Human Resources Strategy at IBM Global Services in Somers, New York; held a variety of human resources executive positions at Motorola, Inc. in Chicago and Phoenix; served as a human resources analyst for Exxon Chemical Company in Baton Rouge; and was an employee relations and college relations representative for McDonnell Douglas Corporation in St. Louis.
Chandler graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri with a B.S. degree in public administration. She later earned her M.A. degree in human resources management from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a Masters degree in management from McGill University in Montreal.
She also has served on the boards of University of Exeter, Center for Leadership Studies, United Kingdom; the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC); InMotion, an organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of women who are victims of domestic violence; the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA); the Human Resources Policy Institute (HRPI); the Senior Human Resources Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; and the Asia Pacific Human Resources Council of The Conference Board. In 2005, Chandler was named one of the "25 Influential Black Women in Business" by The Network Journal (TNJ) magazine.
A San Diego native, Chandler currently resides in Los Angeles.
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