Two UCLA Anderson alumnae were recently recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal with LABJ Women’s Summit Awards. Nike Irvin (’89), vice president of programs at the California Community Foundation, was honored as Philanthropist of the Year. Walt Disney Co. senior vice president and CFO Christine McCarthy (’81) received the award for Executive of the Year. We’re proud and pleased to congratulate these outstanding professionals who are part of the Anderson community.
Below, we share the announcements that appeared in LABJ:
Almost a year ago, the Walt Disney Co. promoted Christine McCarthy to be its first female chief financial officer as well as senior executive vice president, making her the company’s highest-ranking woman ever. She oversees Disney’s worldwide finance organization, investor relations, corporate planning and control, tax, corporate treasury, corporate real estate, facilities, integrated supply chain management and corporate citizenship.
McCarthy had done “a remarkable job as Disney’s treasurer for 15 years, and her strong leadership and keen financial acumen made her an ideal chief financial officer,” chairman and CEO Robert Iger said at the time.