Thomas O. Staggs

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Thomas O. Staggs
Staggs at the 2011 Disney D23 Expo
Staggs at the 2011 Disney D23 Expo
Born 1961 (age 52–53)[1][2]
Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Stanford University
Occupation Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
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For the senior judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, see Tom Stagg.

Thomas O. Staggs (born 1961) is the chairman of the Walt Disney Company's Parks and Resorts division.


Joining Disney in 1990, Staggs rose from his role as a manager of strategic planning to senior vice president of strategic planning and development in 1995.[3] Staggs became executive vice president and chief financial officer in 1998, and became Senior Executive Vice President and CFO in January, 2000.[4]

On November 11, 2009 the Los Angeles Times reported that Staggs and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo were trading places on January 1, 2010. The article suggests the move is just one step for Staggs on the way to someday becoming president of the Walt Disney Company. Staggs' new role places him in charge of the company's theme parks, cruise line, and vacation club. Prior to the switch, Staggs was instrumental in the acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.


Staggs was born in Illinois and received a B.S. in business from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He began his career as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley & Co. before joining Disney in 1990.[4]


Graduate of Minnetonka High School 1978, Minnesota