Former Walt Disney Co. executive Anne Gates will join the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc., the financial services firm announced Friday.
A retail industry veteran, Gates was president of Van Nuys-based toy manufacturer MGA Entertainment Inc., from 2014 to last year. Prior to leading MGA Entertainment, she held several senior-level positions in Disney’s consumer product division, including executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Gates will serve on the audit and risk committee at Raymond James.
“As a client-focused firm, we are excited to add Anne’s extensive board and leadership experience in consumer-facing industries to our board,” said Chief Executive Paul Reilly in a statement. “I am confident she will provide valuable insights to help continue our legacy of conservative, thoughtful growth.”
Shares of Raymond James (RFJ) fell 16 cents or less than a percent, Friday to close at $91.86 on the New York Stock Exchange.