Thomas Staggs, heir apparent to Disney CEO Robert Iger, is leaving the company

April 5, 2016 3:48 AM

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For years, Walt Disney Co. adhered to a carefully orchestrated process to choose a successor to Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger.

In 2015, the Burbank company elevated longtime executive Thomas Staggs to the No. 2 role, a move widely interpreted as anointing him CEO in waiting of the world's largest entertainment firm.

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