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Disneyland Resort president to chair UCI’s Chief Executive Roundtable

Michael A. Colglazier will succeed Gymboree’s Kimberly Sentovich

February 17, 2016

Irvine, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 – Michael A. Colglazier, president of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, will serve as the next chair of the University of California, Irvine’s Chief Executive Roundtable, effective July 1. Colglazier succeeds Kimberly Sentovich, executive vice president of stores and logistics for Gymboree Corp. Established in 1986, the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable is an alliance of business and university leaders that supports the development and well-being of UCI and area businesses.

“Bringing industry and UCI leaders together creates incredible opportunities,” Colglazier said. “I am honored to support Chancellor Howard Gillman and UCI in forging outstanding partnerships with Orange County’s vibrant business community.”

The UCI Chief Executive Roundtable comprises more than 80 Orange County business leaders who primarily serve as their companies’ top decision-makers. Through the roundtable’s programs, peer-to-peer networking and university connections, members have direct access to the intellectual capital of UCI’s deans, faculty, students and research.

Correspondingly, the university’s leadership and students benefit from liaisons with businesses that can expand learning, accelerate research and build pipelines to the marketplace. Membership in the Chief Executive Roundtable is by invitation. Since its inception, members have supported UCI schools and centers and have initiated the creation of new centers of excellence at the university and in the community.

“As cornerstones of our region and the two largest employers in Orange County, Disneyland Resort and UCI share a common interest in attracting and retaining the best talent in order to improve life not only for Orange County residents but for people everywhere,” Gillman said. “We’re proud to work alongside Mr. Colglazier and Disneyland Resort to foster collaboration, share ideas and continue to build Orange County’s reputation as one of the best places in the world to live, work, learn, discover and play.”

About Disneyland Resort: Located on about 500 acres in Anaheim, Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney park) and California Adventure – plus the Downtown Disney District, offering unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The resort’s three hotels are the 948-room Grand Californian, the 973-room Disneyland Hotel and the 481-room Paradise Pier Hotel. With 29,000 cast members, Disneyland Resort is Orange County’s largest employer and generates $5.7 billion for the Southern California economy. It has welcomed more than 750 million guests since opening on July 17, 1955.

About the University of California, Irvine: Currently celebrating its 50th anniversary, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.

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