The creative magic behind the Disney theme park experience, Walt Disney Imagineering, announced today that Barbara Bouza has been named President, Business Operations, Design & Delivery, overseeing daily operations, development, and project delivery.
“I’ve known Barbara for a few years, and I’m thrilled to have her join our management team as we lead Imagineering through a time of tremendous opportunity,” said Bob Weis, President, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Barbara is an extraordinary designer and accomplished industry leader who will be an incredible asset to this organization, as Imagineers continue to deliver innovative entertainment and immersive experiences for guests around the world.”
Barbara has more than 25 years of management, design, and strategic planning experience. Most recently she served as Co-Managing Director, Principal of Gensler Los Angeles. In this collaborative leadership role, she brought strategic design management to highly innovative clients, such as Netflix, Amgen, JPL/NASA, Debbie Allen, and the City of Hope. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), she was the 2019 AIA Los Angeles President, and also served on the Board of the Southern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association.
“Walt Disney Imagineering is a highly collaborative organization, where a multitude of disciplines come together to create world renowned experiences. It’s truly a place where creativity and innovation thrive. I have a deep passion for science, tech- nology, and design, so this is really a dream opportunity for me, and I’m incredibly honored to join this inspiring team,” said Bouza.
For more Disney Theme Park updates stay tuned to Streaming the Magic!