Business 100 - 2011

Christine M. McCarthy/Walt Disney Company


Christine M. McCarthy is the executive vice president of Corporate Finance and Real Estate, and treasurer of The Walt Disney Company. Prior to joining Disney, Christine was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Imperial Bancorp from 1997 to 1999. She was an EVP at First Interstate until it was acquired by Wells Fargo in 1996. Christine is currently on the board and audit committee of FM Global. She is also a mentor for the National Math and Science Initiative’s STEM program. Christine served as a board member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association from 1998 to 2001. Treasury & Risk named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance 2003, and again in 2011.

A third-generation Irish American, Christine was born in Winthrop, MA. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in biology at Smith College, later earning an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA. She and her husband, Michael McCormick, live in California with their two children.