Bob Chapek Confidante and Speechwriter Arthur Bochner Next to Exit Disney

Please note: some posts may contain affiliate links which means our team could earn money if you purchase products from our site
Return of Bob Iger as Disney CEO

Bob Chapek Confidante and Speechwriter Arthur Bochner Next to Exit Disney

It is no surprise that more cast members that worked with Bob Chapek are leaving Disney. According to Variety the next executive to leave Disney is Bob’s confidante and speechwriter Arthur Bochner.

Bochner is behind much of former Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s communications as his main speechwriter. Bochner had served as Chapek’s chief of staff until this past August, then he had been promoted to a vice president of strategic communications position as Chapek faced mounting controversies including his response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Related – Bob Iger Disapproved of the Changes Bob Chapek Made at Disney

Bob-Chapek

More recently, Bochner was behind Chapek’s remarks on Disney’s fourth-quarter earnings call. Chapek’s performance on that call, and a follow-up memo to staff on layoffs and freezes, is believed to have led to his removal as Disney’s CEO.

Bochner spent a little more than nine years total at the Walt Disney Company. Prior to taking on the chief of staff job for Chapek in March 2020, he was director, of public affairs and executive engagement, at Disney Parks Experiences and Products. He first joined Disney in October 2013 as Senior Manager, Executive & Licensing Communications, Disney Consumer Products.

Bochner is not the only Disney Executive to leave this past week, Kareem Daniel Chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution also left Disney following Bob Chapek’s Departure. It is expected we might see more people leave Disney in the coming weeks.

Iger shared that restructuring at the Walt Disney Company would begin just after the Holiday.


D2T-1

Let our friends at Destinations to Travel help you book your next Disney Vacation. They are the preferred Travel Agency of Chip and Company and Disney Addicts, and who we use ourselves.

Get started below for your FREE No Obligation Quote.

Book With our friends at Destinations to Travel

Name(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

For the BEST in Disney, Universal, Dollywood, and SeaWorld Theme Park News, Entertainment, Merchandise & More follow us on, Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Don't forget to check out the Chip and Company Radio Network too!


Written by:

11,744 Posts

Chip is the owner, editor, and writer of Chip and Company. When he is not writing about Disney News or Planning Tips, you will find him counting down the days to his next Disney Vacation.
View All Posts
Follow Me :