Nunis, Green to Head Disney Attractions Unit

Richard A. Nunis has been promoted to chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, the company’s resort and theme park division.

Judson C. Green, Disney senior vice president and chief financial officer, will become president of the division, managing day-to-day operations of its facilities in California, Florida and Europe.

The attractions segment of Disney’s business has grown rapidly the past decade, but earnings have been hurt recently by a weak U.S. economy.

Nunis, who has led the attractions division 20 years, joined Disney in 1955. He served in various positions before being named director of park operations in 1961 and vice president of operations in 1968. He became executive vice president of Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 1972. He was promoted to president of Walt Disney Attractions in 1980.