Diana Longarzo has been named vice president of international strategy and business development for the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG). In this role, Longarzo will lead strategic product development and business development for WDIG's mobile and broadband businesses. Longarzo joins WDIG from Longarzo Consulting, a consultancy she founded that specialized in business strategy for entertainment and media companies such as Palm, Inc. and QBEO, Inc., an interactive television company. Before opening her own consulting practice, she was responsible for corporate development at Lightspan, Inc., a leading provider of innovative educational internet services and CD-ROM products. Longarzo was previously with The Walt Disney Company for more than a decade, most recently as senior vice president of new media development at Disney TeleVentures. She began her career at Disney with the Disney Channel and also has held posts with Twentieth Century Fox Television and Bain & Company.
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