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Rohde, who turned 65 in September, said the time was right to retire. In an Instagram post, he said that it seemed like the right time to exit the company without causing too much of a disruption. Rodhe said that if he waited too long to exit, he would be in the middle of another big project and, by the time it was over, he would be too old to try other things.
Rhode grew up in Hawaii (which gave him a unique perspective in his work on Aulani), graduated from Occidental College, and started his career at Disney in 1980 as a model designer.
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