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Jay Shannon

Manager, Executive communications - Disneyland Resort

Jay Shannon, the manager of executive communications for the Disneyland Resort, produces speeches and multimedia presentations for executives and internal and external audiences. While many of his fellow cast members tell tales of pirates and princesses (and padawans), Jay creates the communications strategy that tells the story of the Disneyland Resort as a caring corporate citizen, an economic engine, a job creator, and a world-class vacation destination. Jay's 20-year Disney career includes public affairs jobs at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Interactive and most recently, the Shanghai Disney Resort. A native Ohioan, current Californian, Jay earned his BS in Journalism and Mass Communications from Kent State and his MBA from Chapman University. He's a slow cyclist, a terrible guitarist and a morning person.