Jackie Ogden, Ph.D.
As vice president of Animals, Science and Environment, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Jackie Ogden works with her team to inspire Disney’s guests, employees and business partners to conserve wildlife and the environment. She is responsible for animal care and health, education and science at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, The Seas with Nemo and Friends at Epcot, the Tri-Circle D Ranch, Castaway Cay, and, soon, the Hawaii Disney Vacation Club project.
She also leads the agriculture and water science team (which includes Epcot Science at The Land and Life Support) and the Walt Disney World Environmental Initiatives team. Additionally, Ogden has responsibility for animal operations and environmental sustainability across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Prior to her career with Disney’s Animal Programs, she worked for the Zoological Society of San Diego and Zoo Atlanta. Ogden received her Ph.D. in general/experimental psychology, with a specialization in animal behavior, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
She is an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and currently serves on their Board of Directors.