Disneyland Windows > Martin A. Sklar
Location: City Hall, Town Square - Main Street USA, Disneyland.
Marty Sklar was the Editor of UCLA's Daily Bruin, when in July 1955, he was recruited to work on the Disneyland News. The 1890's themed newspaper, was sold on Main Street during Disneyland's first year. After graduating, Sklar returned to Disneyland's Publicity and Marketing department.
In 1961, Sklar joined Walt Disney Imagineering and was assigned to work on the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Sklar was a relations representative, working with industry sponsors like General Electric, Ford Motors, Pepsi-Cola & UNICEF.
Marty was promoted to Vice President of Concepts & Planning for Imagineering in 1974. In 1979, he was promoted again, to Vice President of Creative Development. Sklar was named Executive Vice President in 1982, then served as President and Vice Chairman for Imagineering beginning in 1987. In 1996, Sklar was named Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering.
In 2001, Sklar was honored as a Disney Legend. After heading Imagineering for ten years, Sklar became International Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering in 2006. Disney Legend and Imagineering Ambassador, Martin A. Sklar, retired from the Walt Disney Company after 53 years, on June 17, 2009.