Preparations are well underway for the 35th edition of Licensing Expo, with a host of new brands already set to exhibit and a new Sports section planned for the show floor.
Jewel Branding & Licensing has hired Samira Ali as director of retail development.
Bedding and homewares licensee Character World has appointed Lindsey Bonney as head of supply chain operations for the EMEA region.
Golf ball brand Volvik has appointed Stan Denenberg as its new director of licensing.
Genius Brands International has announced that Margaret Loesch will join its board of directors.
NLC, which was recently tapped to represent Warner Bros. Consumer Products EMEA in Benelux, has hired Jacqueline Hofman to manage the account.
DeAPlaneta Group, parent company of DeAPlaneta Cine and Planeta Junior, has appointed Pío Vernis as its new marketing director.
Endemol Beyond USA, the premium channel network and digital division of Endemol Shine North America, has appointing Adrian Sexton as its chief operating officer.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has announced the nominees for positions on its board of directors.
Toys 'R' Us has named Reg McLay as senior vice president of its Babies 'R' Us business, effective March 30.
FremantleMedia North America has hired Ron Garfield as executive vice president and general manager of its new digital network, Buzzr TV.
Nigel Pickard is stepping down from his role as chief executive officer of Zodiak U.K. Kids and chair of The Foundation.
Carter Keithley has announced that he will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Toy Industry Association effective April 30, 2015.
Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand.
Entertainment One Television has expanded its alternative programming division with the appointment of David Shaye.
Pamela El is joining the National Basketball Association in the new position of chief marketing officer beginning Aug. 18.
Rovio Entertainment's North American consumer products licensing team has three new additions.
Lionsgate has named Kerry Phelan, to the newly created position of executive vice president of global franchise management and strategic partnerships.
Tim Hincks will serve as president of the new joint venture between Endemol, Shine Group and Core Media to create a global multi-platform content provider.
Munich-based agency Team! Licensing has hired Sibylle Brauneis as its new director of sales and retail.
In an effort to continue growth, Brand Castle, a licensee for branded baking kits, has named John Brandley as senior vice president, sales.
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