Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company to Address Chicagoland Business Leaders at Executives' Club Luncheon in Schaumburg

Apr 16, 2013, 15:46 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger will address a sold-out audience of 700 executives on April 18 at the Renaissance Schaumburg.


Iger will discuss managing creativity and leadership at the world's largest media company. Aylwin B. Lewis, President and CEO of Potbelly Sandwich Works, will moderate the program.

Iger was named Disney's CEO in October of 2005, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer for five years. His strategy has focused on creating exceptionally high-quality entertainment, fostering innovation and utilizing the latest technology, and growing the company's brands and businesses in markets around the world.

Under Iger's leadership, Disney has expanded through the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, and most recently Lucasfilm (2012), adding to the company's collection of top-name brands, which include ESPN and ABC.

Iger has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the "25 Most Powerful People in Business," and the magazine has ranked Disney as one of the 10 most admired companies in the world.

Sponsors for the Executives' Club program include Accenture, Citibank and Xerox.

Event Details: Thursday April 18, 2013; Registration and Networking at 11:45 am, Program at 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Renaissance Schaumburg, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL.

About The Executives' Club of Chicago
One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious organizations, founded in 1911, the Club facilitates strategic relationship development, intellectual exchange and development of future leaders.  Through its Global Leaders, Women's Leadership, Chicago CEO Series and other programming, the Club brings together business, civic and academic leaders from all industries to discuss strategies that address challenges and opportunities affecting Chicago and the world.

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