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Disney promotes Stephen De Kanter

Disney Consumer Products has named Stephen De Kanter, a 10-year veteran ofDisney Consumer Products, president of Global Licensing, a new organizationthat will oversee Disney's worldwide merchandise-licensing operations. DeKanter has led Disney Consumer Products Latin America since 1989. In hisnew role, de Kanter will be responsible for planning, strategy, andlicensee management for all Disney licensing activities. Walt DisneyInternational has responsibility for the performance of The Walt Disney by country. During the decade in which he led Disney ConsumerProducts Latin America, de Kanter opened the regional headquarters in CoralGables, Florida, and nine Disney-owned satellite offices throughout LatinAmerica. Prior to joining Disney, de Kanter was a marketing executive withHeublein International.