Paul Baribault

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"Paul Baribault was recently named President and CEO of San Diego Zoo Global, following a 22-year career at Disney where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Disneynature. During his tenure at Disney, Paul was the marketing and brand lead for Disneynature, a film label which builds on the rich legacy of Walt Disney’s Academy Award®-winning series True-Life Adventures and which has released six of the top seven highest grossing feature-length nature films in industry history, with Chimpanzee garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Paul was also a key executive on marketing campaigns for Disney’s animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios which have set numerous all-time animation box-office records, including biggest opening weekend, highest domestic gross, and highest worldwide gross.

Paul is on the Board of Directors of The Jane Goodall Institute, on the Executive Committee of Jackson Wild, and Executive Chair to the Aspen Institute High Seas Initiative. Paul graduated with a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. Paul, his wife Emilie, and their three daughters reside in Pasadena, CA." [1]

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  1. Disney Paul Baribault, organizational web page, accessed May 13, 2020.