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Advised by USC classmate Ron Miller, Walt Disney's son-in-law, Dick Nunis applied for a summer job at Disneyland. Hired in 1955 by Van France, Nunis' first job was working with France, training Disneyland Park employees. Nunis was soon promoted to Attractions Supervisor and was responsible for developing the standard operating procedures for Disneyland's attractions. In 1961, Nunis became Director of Park Operations for the secret Walt Disney World project in Orlando, Florida. Nunis also served as Chairman of the Park Operations Committee from 1967-74. In 1968, Nunis was named Vice President of Operations and was promoted again in 1971, becoming Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Serving on the Walt Disney Productions Board of Directors, Nunis was also named President of Disney's Outdoor Recreation Division - which included Walt Disney World & EPCOT Center.
After 44 years in the Walt Disney Company, Chairman of Walt Disney Attractions, Dick Nunis retired on May 26, 1999.