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Meet The HBCU Alum Who Has Been Promoted To President Of Disney Branded Television

In 2020, Ayo Davis was hired as the executive vice president of creative development and strategy for Disney Branded Television, where she had the authority to direct all live-action programming for scripted and unscripted series in addition to movies and specials. Under her role, the Dillard University graduate would report to Gary Marsh, who had served 32 years as the former president and chief creative officer for Disney Channels Worldwide. Well, it looks like Davis has been doing a stellar job within her role because, in case you missed it, she received another major promotion within the company in September of 2021, replacing Marsh as the new president of Disney Branded Television. In her new role, Ayo Davis will report directly to Peter Rice, the Chairman of Disney General Entertainment. “Ayo is a focused leader with impeccable creative instincts who’s excelled in every role she’s held at Disney,” Rice shared in a statement. “Her creative eye for talent has made a meaningful...

Nov 5, 2021