Senior Vice President Corporate Human Resources, The Walt Disney Company
"The Business Case for Executive Development"
Steve Milovich is senior vice president of corporate human resources for The Walt Disney Company, with 120,000 employees. He has worldwide responsibility for learning, executive development, organization development, succession planning, The Disney University, diversity, employee communications, and talent acquisition. He is also responsible for human resources for Corporate Headquarters, The Walt Disney Internet Group, and The Media Technology Board.
Before joining Disney, Steve served as senior vice president of human capital for Walker Digital, which developed Priceline.com. He helped create a west coast presence for the firm, including the development of three start-up companies in California.
Before that, he held a number of global executive positions in human resources with AlliedSignal/Honeywell International during Lawrence Bossidy's tenure as chairman and CEO. This included serving as vice president of global human resources for the $15 billion Performance Products and Solutions division, with its more than 70,000 employees and operations in 40 countries.
At AlliedSignal/Honeywell, he also led several large-scale change management engagements, and developed human resources plans for the startup and expansion of operations in Europe and Asia.
Prior to joining AlliedSignal/Honeywell, Steve served as senior vice president of human resources for Broadway Stores Inc., where he helped lead the turnaround and subsequent merger into the Federated Department Stores organization.
He also held a number of increasingly responsible executive positions in human resources at PepsiCo, where he lead the executive and employee development functions for Pepsi-Cola North America.
Steve began his career at United States Steel Corporation, holding management positions in employee and labor relations.
He is an adjunct professor in the graduate school of business at Pepperdine University, and serves on the board of directors for The Center for Healthy Aging in Santa Monica, California. He is a pro bono consultant to the CEO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, an internationally recognized leader in pediatric care, education and research.
Steve earned a BS degree in Economics, Cum Laude, from Utah State University and is a graduate of the Presidential/Key Executive MBA program at Pepperdine, University.