A highly experienced and well-regarded television executive, Susette Hsiung is currently responsible for overseeing the television production companies that create live-action series, animated series and movies for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. Over the course of her 30+ year career, Hsiung has been an outspoken champion for women and minorities in the entertainment business–on both sides of the camera. Among the titles under Hsiung’s remit over the past two decades are Disney Channel’s hit series “Hannah Montana,” “Phineas and Ferb” and “Kim Possible,” along with more than 100 Disney Channel Original Movies. This list includes the Emmy® Award-winning “High School Musical” and its record-breaking sequel “High School Musical 2”; Disney’s “Descendants” and its sequel “Descendants 2”; “Teen Beach Movie” and its sequel “Teen Beach 2”; “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam”; “How To Build a Better Boy”; and “Adventures in Babysitting.” Hsiung and her team shepherd production companies for current live-action series; which include “Raven’s Home,” “Stuck in the Middle,” “Andi Mack,” “K.C. Undercover,” “BUNK’D,” “Bizaardvark” and “Walk the Prank”; as well as Disney Television Animation properties; which include “Elena of Avalor,” “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” and “Sofia the First”; and the third party production companies for “Doc McStuffins” and “Miles from Tomorrowland.” For the past five years, Hsiung has supervised the production of “Disney Channel Presents the Radio Disney Music Awards,” including an immersive virtual initiative which invited consumers to experience the red carpet excitement and on stage performances in 360 degrees via computer and mobile devices.
Hsiung leads several workplace initiatives, including a program for aspiring crew members which, through a partnership with West L.A. Community College, offers training for women and minorities interested in craft and technical positions. She also oversaw the development of a director’s program to provide opportunities for women on Disney Channel series and movie productions. She’s also an executive leader of Disney ABC Television’s Global Workplace & Women’s Initiative, where she advocates for the career advancement of female employees and an enhanced workplace for all employees.