Justin Newton, the executive in charge of project management, planning, and controls at Walt Disney Imagineering, will be giving the Tuesday Keynote Address at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative engine of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts that dreams up, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, cruise ships, attractions, shows and spectaculars around the world. In his role, Justin provides global leadership for the Project Management Studio and is responsible for innovation, process improvement, risk management, casting, talent development, and cost and schedule certainty. Since joining WDI in 2015, Justin has supported a number of major projects that include initiatives related to the Avatar and Star Wars franchises.
Prior to joining Imagineering Justin worked at Fluor Corporation, where he led domestic and international projects while developing talent, practices and standards, and other discipline initiatives. He holds a degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California.