Disney/ABC Names New CFO

Peter Seymour to take over new consolidated position

Peter SeymourThe Disney/ABC Television Group, the television, radio and publishing arm of the $40 billion Burbank, Calif.-based Disney, named Peter Seymour CFO and executive vice president (left), a new consolidated position. He replaces Jim Hedges of ABC and Jewell Engstrom of Disney Cable. Seymour has been executive vice president of strategy and research at Disney Media Networks since 2008. He joined the group as senior vice president in 2005 after working in strategic planning for Walt Disney. Prior to that, he worked at the LEK/Alcar Consulting Group.

The AES Corp., the $17.2 billion Arlington, Va.-based power producer, named Thomas O’Flynn CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds interim CFO Mary Wood, who filled the position after the Victoria Harker joined Gannet Co earlier this year. O’Flynn served as senior advisor at Blackstone’s private equity group and was CFO of the Public Service Enterprise Group for eight years. Previously, he headed Morgan Stanley’s North American Power unit.

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