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January 22, 2004 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Cynthia Harriss, who worked under Paul Pressler as head of the Disneyland Resort, is following her old boss to Gap Inc. to take charge of the retailer's outlet division. Harriss is the latest in a string of former Walt Disney Co. employees to join the nation's largest specialty apparel company since Gap hired Pressler as chief executive in September 2002 to keep its turnaround on track. Of the dozen executives now on Gap's top management team, half are former Disney executives.
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April 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Gap Inc., the largest U.S. clothing chain, said Monday that it had promoted former Walt Disney Co. executive Cynthia Harriss to president of its namesake brand to fill a high-profile position that had been vacant since September. Harriss, 53, joined the company 14 months ago as president of its outlet division. She will oversee all aspects of the Gap brand in North America starting May 2, San Francisco-based Gap said in a statement.
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BUSINESS
April 19, 2005 | From Times Wire Services
Gap Inc., the largest U.S. clothing chain, said Monday that it had promoted former Walt Disney Co. executive Cynthia Harriss to president of its namesake brand to fill a high-profile position that had been vacant since September. Harriss, 53, joined the company 14 months ago as president of its outlet division. She will oversee all aspects of the Gap brand in North America starting May 2, San Francisco-based Gap said in a statement.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2004 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
Cynthia Harriss, who worked under Paul Pressler as head of the Disneyland Resort, is following her old boss to Gap Inc. to take charge of the retailer's outlet division. Harriss is the latest in a string of former Walt Disney Co. employees to join the nation's largest specialty apparel company since Gap hired Pressler as chief executive in September 2002 to keep its turnaround on track. Of the dozen executives now on Gap's top management team, half are former Disney executives.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD
Who will make big news in the business world this year? Who will emerge from relative obscurity to become a major player? To start the new year, Times business reporters selected people from their beats who they believe will be among those to watch in 2000--in Southern California, across the country and around the world. Some are well known, having made big news in previous years. Others are not exactly household names but nevertheless are likely to make a major impact in their fields.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. on Thursday promoted retailing specialist Cynthia Harriss to run Disneyland, a move that comes at a critical time as the Anaheim theme park grapples with the death of a park guest and a billion-dollar expansion. The 46-year-old Harriss is taking the reins from Paul Pressler, who presided over record attendance but who was criticized for emphasizing merchandise sales over the development of new rides and the park's upkeep. Pressler last month was promoted to the No.
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January 15, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. on Thursday promoted retailing specialist Cynthia Harriss to run Disneyland, a move that comes at a critical time as the world-famous theme park grapples with the death of a park guest and a billion-dollar expansion. The 46-year-old Harriss is taking the reins of Orange County's most visible business from Paul Pressler, who presided over record-breaking attendance but who was criticized for emphasizing merchandise sales over the development of new rides and the park's upkeep.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Disneyland boss Cynthia Harriss, a popular figure to many employees and park fans during her 11 months at the helm, was promoted Tuesday to president of the world-famous tourist attraction. Harriss, whose duties remain the same, took over the park's operation with the title of executive vice president last January.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2001
* Randall Baumberger has been named senior vice president for Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney in Anaheim. He reports to Cynthia Harriss, president of the Disneyland Resort. Baumberger is responsible for the resort's three hotels as well as the 300,000-square-foot entertainment, dining and retail district between Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. He had been senior vice president at Disney Regional Entertainment in Burbank, where he oversaw ESPN Zone.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1999 | E. Scott Reckard
Michael P. Berry was promoted Monday from vice president of food at Disneyland to senior vice president of the park, with day-to-day oversight of rides, stores, guest service, costumes and security as well as restaurants and food carts. Berry has worked at Marriott Corp., Service America Corp. and the University of California. He joined Disneyland in 1996 from Harvard University, where he directed dining services.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD
Who will make big news in the business world this year? Who will emerge from relative obscurity to become a major player? To start the new year, Times business reporters selected people from their beats who they believe will be among those to watch in 2000--in Southern California, across the country and around the world. Some are well known, having made big news in previous years. Others are not exactly household names but nevertheless are likely to make a major impact in their fields.
BUSINESS
December 8, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Disneyland boss Cynthia Harriss, a popular figure to many employees and park fans during her 11 months at the helm, was promoted Tuesday to president of the world-famous tourist attraction. Harriss, whose duties remain the same, took over the park's operation with the title of executive vice president last January.
NEWS
January 15, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. on Thursday promoted retailing specialist Cynthia Harriss to run Disneyland, a move that comes at a critical time as the world-famous theme park grapples with the death of a park guest and a billion-dollar expansion. The 46-year-old Harriss is taking the reins of Orange County's most visible business from Paul Pressler, who presided over record-breaking attendance but who was criticized for emphasizing merchandise sales over the development of new rides and the park's upkeep.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1999 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walt Disney Co. on Thursday promoted retailing specialist Cynthia Harriss to run Disneyland, a move that comes at a critical time as the Anaheim theme park grapples with the death of a park guest and a billion-dollar expansion. The 46-year-old Harriss is taking the reins from Paul Pressler, who presided over record attendance but who was criticized for emphasizing merchandise sales over the development of new rides and the park's upkeep. Pressler last month was promoted to the No.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2000 | (E. Scott Reckard)
Disneyland President Cynthia Harriss promoted three executives to senior vice presidents Monday, citing their past work and the additional duties they will have as Walt Disney Co. adds a second Anaheim theme park, a third hotel and a retail-entertainment zone in 2001. The three are Bill Ross, 49, of public relations, who took a lead role in negotiating with local government over the $1.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Walt Disney Co.'s 5-month-old California Adventure theme park has doubled its daily turnout in recent weeks using discounts and a revived attraction to boost lagging attendance, a park executive said. Last month, Disney began offering discounts for Southern California residents to the Anaheim theme park. And this week, Disney began the annual summer performances of the "Electrical Parade" of Disney characters through California Adventure. The promotions come after a weakening U.S.
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