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Kathryn Shubert Joins Disney Institute as Regional Sales Manager for Chicago

Kathryn Shubert. (PRNewsFoto/Disney Institute)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Disney Institute announced today that Kathryn Shubert has joined the company as regional sales manager for Chicago. In this role, Shubert will be responsible for cultivating relationships with Illinois and Wisconsin companies interested in developing or enhancing a corporate culture that is focused on leadership, customer service, innovation and creativity.  
Shubert joins Disney Institute from Better Communications in Boston where she was sales vice president. Prior to that position, Shubert worked for Ninth House, a blended leadership, learning and development company based in San Francisco.  She also served as regional vice president for Wilson Learning, where she created the Pharmaceutical Practice Group. 
Shubert began her career at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, where she worked in sales, management and sales training. “Kate brings a wealth of experience and much passion to her new role,” says Kevin Harry, managing sales director for Disney Institute. “We’re thrilled to have her join our team.” Shubert was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Illinois University in Theatre and Speech in 1973. She is based in Chicago.
Disney Institute, the professional development and consulting arm of The Walt Disney Company, draws on more than 80 years of experience in a variety of industries, including hospitality, entertainment, and food and beverage. The company offers engaging seminars, workshops and presentations, as well as fully customized programming in the areas of leadership, people management, quality service, brand loyalty and innovation/creativity. 

Programs are available at client locations in cities around the world, or at Disney destinations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, enabling participants to go behind the scenes and see firsthand how business theory drives operational excellence. Private, customized programs blend the unique strengths and challenges of the client with best practices from The Walt Disney Company for a targeted, effective message that can be easily and quickly adapted to individual organizations.
The Disney Institute client roster includes Fortune 500 companies as well as a wide range of small businesses, non-profits and government agencies.  To learn more about Disney Institute, visit
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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