Renu Thomas ’90, M.Eng. ‘91
Organization: Disney|ABC Television Group
Position: Executive Vice President, Media Operations, Engineering and IT
Renu Thomas is Executive Vice President, Media Operations, Engineering and IT for Disney|ABC Television Group. In this role, Ms. Thomas works closely with members of DATG’s senior leadership team to ensure strategic alignment of the Group’s investments, initiatives, and business growth objectives, including global expansion, organic growth into new markets and new product/service development/deployment.
Thomas was formerly senior vice president, Technology and Operations, Disney|ABC Networks Group where she was responsible for the technical and operational strategic direction and ongoing management of all television functions across US Domestic Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, ABC Family, Disney|ABC Domestic Television (Syndication) and Radio Disney. Thomas joined The Walt Disney Company in 2007 as vice president of Operations for ABC News where she was responsible for setting the overall strategy and leading the operations for studios, control rooms, editing and graphics for all ABC News programs, including “Good Morning America,” “World News,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” “This Week,” as well as special events. She was involved in a variety of projects to help prepare ABC News for the future, including deploying new technology and improving production and business processes.
Thomas graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering. She resides in Sherman Oaks, Calif. with her husband John Roth.