Brent A. Woodford was appointed Senior Vice President, Planning and Control for The Walt Disney Company in February 2005. Previously he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Controllership.
Brent is responsible for developing the company's operating profit, cash flow and capital spending plans and its external and internal financial reporting. He oversees Corporate Controllership, Corporate Operations Planning and Analysis, Corporate Travel and Disney Worldwide Shared Services in Orlando. Brent also provides administrative oversight of Management Audit.
Prior to joining Disney in October 2003, Brent was Vice President, Controller of Yum! Brands, Inc., a spin-off from PepsiCo, and the Controller of PepsiCo's international restaurant division, having spent 10 years with the PepsiCo and Yum! organizations. Brent was also an equity securities analyst with A.G. Edwards & Sons and in the audit practice at KPMG in its Dallas and London offices.
Brent is a CPA, a Chartered Financial Analyst and is a member of the AICPA, serving on its Accounting Standards Executive Committee from 2003 â€“ 2005. He was also recently appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Brent has a B.A. in accounting from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from St. Louis University.