Jon Storbeck currently serves as the Vice President and General Manager for Knott’s Berry Farm, part of the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. He joined Knott’s in May 2016 after almost 33 years with The Walt Disney Company where he served as Vice President of Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney for The Disneyland Resort. In this role, he oversaw all daily operations for the three Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney District. In addition, his responsibilities included leading the resort-wide Security and Emergency Services Division. In his previous role as Vice President of Disneyland Park, Jon successfully oversaw the entire operation of Walt Disney’s original theme park, Disneyland.
After graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1982, Jon began his 33-year career with Disney in 1983 as an Attractions Host in Disneyland Park and held a variety of leadership roles within Operations, including Attractions, Custodial, Merchandise/Retail, Food & Beverage, Guest Relations, Ticketing and Parking, and Resort Development. In 2016, CSULB honored Mr. Storbeck as the Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Business Administration.
In 2013, Jon was named "VoluntEAR of the Year" by Disneyland Resort in recognition of 30 years of volunteerism. He began volunteering with the fledgling Disney Community Action Team in 1983 and has participated in Disney-sponsored KaBOOM! playground builds, the annual CHOC/Disneyland Resort Walk in the Park, and the resort's Toys for Tots toy drive. He has been involved with Junior Achievement, Make -a-Wish Orange County/Inland Empire (past chairman of the board of directors), Paint Your Heart Out Anaheim, and currently serves on boards for the CHOC Children's Foundation, GameChanger Charity and Taller San Jose/Hope Builders, and also serves as a member of CSULB’s Board of Governors.
Vice President and General Manager, Knott's Berry Farm
CSULB Awards and Honors:
2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Business Administration
BS, 1982, Marketing, College of Business Administration, CSULB