RONALD L. IDEN
Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Ron was named Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer, The Walt Disney Company in July 2004. He is responsible for leading Disney's security efforts worldwide. Ron joined Disney from the California Office of Homeland Security, where he served as the Office’s Director under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prior to working for the State, Ron spent 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He served in a variety of positions, culminating in his appointment to lead the FBI's Los Angeles Field Office as Assistant Director.
Among the positions Ron held while with the FBI were: Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles FBI's terrorism, foreign counterintelligence, financial crimes and civil rights programs; Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Information Resources Division where he was responsible for the FBI's worldwide information management requirements; Assistant Special Agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI’s violent crimes program; and Chief of the FBI's Public Corruption Unit at FBI Headquarters. Ron was appointed as a Special Agent with the FBI in May 1978, after serving 10 years as a police officer with the Elk Grove Village, Illinois Police Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology.