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Disney marketing president's exit confirmed in internal emails

January 10, 2012

One day after it was widely reported in the press that embattled Walt Disney Studios' worldwide marketing president, MT Carney, was leaving, her departure has been announced internally via a pair of memos to the staff at the Burbank entertainment giant.

One was sent by the studio's chairman, Rich Ross, who hired the Hollywood outsider in April 2010:

I want to share with you that MT Carney has made the decision to leave the company and return to New York to be with her children. Under her leadership, our marketing organization has put together some of the most wide-reaching campaigns we have ever launched. I am incredibly grateful and thank MT for all of her insight and expertise, but I fully respect her decision and wish her all the best.
 
We have, in my opinion, the best marketing team in the business and the work I’ve seen over the past two years has been nothing short of extraordinary.
 
I realize there is much work at hand on our upcoming projects and I appreciate your dedication as always.
 
Rich

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-- Ben Fritz, Los Angeles Times

Photo: The Disney campus in northwest Glendale. Credit: Times Community News

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