Disney Names Paul Richardson Chief HR Officer

The Walt Disney Co. named Paul Richardson as chief human resources officer effective July 1, the company said Thursday. Richardson is currently senior vice president, human resources for ESPN and was Disney’s first chief diversity officer. He succeeds longtime veteran Jayne Parker, who announced she is leaving Disney at the end of June after a 33-year career.

ESPN Sets New Senior Executive Team

ESPN has re-set its senior executive team in the wake of Connor Schell’s exit and Jodi Markley’s retirement. (Oh yeah, and those 500 cut jobs last week.)