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Walt Disney Co. taps Christine McCarthy as new chief financial officer

Walt Disney Co. taps Christine McCarthy as new chief financial officer

The Walt Disney Co. has tapped Treasurer Christine McCarthy to be its new chief financial officer. McCarthy, a 15-year veteran of the Burbank entertainment giant, is Disney's first female CFO. She replaces Jay Rasulo, who earlier this year was passed over for the company's No. 2 job. Disney said on June 1 that he would step down from his post at the end of the month. McCarthy, 60, begins her tenure as CFO effective immediately, Disney said in a statement. She reports to Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger. In a statement, Iger praised McCarthy's "keen financial acumen." “She is highly respected in the finance sector,...

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