Pair will continue to report to Khaki Jones, senior VP of Current Series.
Disney Television Animation has announced the promotions of Douglas Bensimon and Edward Mejia to vice president of Current Series. The announcement was made today by Meredith Roberts, executive vice president of TV Animation, Disney Branded Television. Bensimon and Mejia will continue reporting to Khaki Jones, senior vice president of Current Series, Disney Television Animation.
"One of our guiding principles is to prepare high-potential team members for greater levels of responsibility and to recognize the contributions of innovative, diverse, ready-to-lead executives,” noted Roberts. “As a result of their sheer talent, solid experience, and Khaki's mentorship, Edward and Doug are highly skilled in imaginative, visual story-based work, and each has a deep appreciation for our brands and a trusted rapport with content creators that helps us achieve our goals."
Bensimon leads a team concentrated primarily on Disney Television Animation's serialized properties for Disney+ and Disney Channel and works closely with Marvel on its branded content for kids 6-14 and families. His entire career has been spent in Current series work at Disney TV Animation, having joined in 2012 as an assistant in the Current department and roles of increasing responsibility over his tenure. His roles have included coordinator, manager, director, and since 2021, executive director of Current Series, steering series including the upcoming Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur for Disney+ and The Ghost and Molly McGee and Amphibia for Disney Channel. He's a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Mejia leads a team for Disney Television Animation on titles drawn from Disney heritage characters and stories, developed for Disney+ and Disney Channel. He draws on a strong institutional knowledge and deep collaboration with colleagues across the Walt Disney Company. His career at Disney began in 2005 as an assistant to the president of Disney Channels Worldwide. He continued onto the Disney Channel Original Series department and Disney Television Animation, working across Development and Current Series until being promoted to coordinator, manager, director, and then executive director of Current Series in 2020. He has overseen titles including Monsters at Work for Disney+, and for the Disney Channel, the upcoming Kiff and Primos, as well as DuckTales, Mickey Mouse, and Star vs. The Forces of Evil. He is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Source: Disney Branded Television