Univeristy of Minnesota Alum Thomas Staggs Now COO of Walt Disney

Thomas Staggs graduated in 1982 with a B.S. in business from the Carlson School of Management and received his MBA at Stanford. The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Star Tribune and even The Hollywood Reporter announced Staggs new position in the business giant. It is also likely that he will become CEO after the current CEO, Bob Iger, 63, retires.

Last year Staggs was a keynote speaker at the Carlson School of Management 2014 graduation ceremony. Despite Staggs’s recent succession to becoming the No. 2 executive of one of the most successful corporations in the world, he spoke fervently about having humility.  “simultaneously possessing a healthy measure of humility and self confidence is one of the best recipes I know for sustained success…Although it sounds ironic, it takes confidence to admit that you don’t have all the right answers. But humility is what keeps us asking questions.”

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