Christine McCarthy's title at the Walt DisneyCompany—treasurer and executive vice president of corporate realestate, sourcing and alliances—is about as wide-ranging as theycome, but the former science major wouldn't have it any otherway.

McCarthy joined the $38 billion media and entertainment companyas treasurer in 2000, after more than 15 years in the bankingindustry, most recently as CFO for a smaller regional bank. Sheappreciated that the treasury function at Disney had breadth,encompassing corporate finance, risk management, capital markets,global cash management, and credit and collections.

“What was appealing is that it's not a narrow treasury function,and never has been at Disney,” McCarthy said.

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