Mendez Named Disney-ABC Senior VP for Diversity

Nov 2, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Former Buena Vista business affairs executive Robert Mendez has been appointed to the newly created position of senior VP of diversity for the Disney-ABC Television Group.

Mr. Mendez, a past president of the Hispanic National Bar Association and current board member of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation and The Imagen Foundation, will report to Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney-ABC Television Group.

Mr. Mendez will advance diversity strategies for the Disney-ABC Television Group, which includes the ABC Television Network, Touchstone Television, Disney Channel Worldwide, SoapNet, Toon Disney, Jetix, ABC Family and Walt Disney Television Animation. He also will serve as the company’s liaison on diversity matters with government officials, the creative community, advocacy groups and others. He will continue to be based in Burbank.

Mr. Mendez previously served as senior VP of business and legal affairs for Buena Vista Television, and he has worked for Paramount and NBC.