Senior Vice President of Human Resources for ESPN and Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology
Judy Agay was named Senior Vice President of Human Resources for ESPN and Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology in April 2023. With an illustrious career spanning over 16 years at The Walt Disney Company, Agay has exhibited exceptional expertise and dedication within the realm of Human Resources.
Her responsibilities in her position encompass overseeing all HR business support, fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, nurturing employee development and engagement, managing recruitment and compensation, as well as optimizing security for ESPN and the Product & Technology organization.
Agay’s personal passion centers around empowering individuals to find their voices and contribute towards the advancement of company culture. She co-founded the Asian-American Pacific Islander BERG, known as IMPACT, in 2017, which continues to flourish within the company. She has also held the prestigious honor of being among the inaugural members of Disney’s CEO Diversity Council, reflecting her commitment to fostering an inclusive environment.
Agay directly reports to Sonia Coleman and Jimmy Pitaro.
In her previous role as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for the Corporate Business Unit of The Walt Disney Company, she led a team supporting the Company’s Named Executive Officers and was the primary HR partner to TWDC CFO, Christine McCarthy; General Counsel, Horacio Guiterrez; Chief Communications Officer, Kristina Schake; and Chief Human Resources Officer, Sonia Coleman.
Agay’s career began in the advertising industry in New York City, where she made notable contributions to significant consumer-products accounts like Johnson & Johnson and Unilever. Transitioning into Human Resources, she garnered experience in various capacities at prominent organizations, including Gap Inc. and Coach Inc.
Agay is a graduate of Fordham University, Rose Hill, New York.