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.
Drew Sheinman has joined talent agency IMG as senior vice president of IMG Licensing.
Video personalization company Percy3D has hired two new employees to focus on the growing the firm's licensed content portfolio and driving business development.
Brand Central has promoted two of its key team members–Jodi Bogdanoff to vice president of licensing and Nancy Sanieoff to senior licensing manager.
Lonely Planet has launched a new consumer products division that will be led by current business development manager Drew Rowley.
Discovery Communications has named Robert Marick vice president of North American licensing and global location-based entertainment for Discovery Consumer Products.
Footwear and apparel veteran David Thomson has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Bob Chapek, president of Disney Consumer Products, has been named as chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, effective immediately.
Kenneth Cole Productions has appointed Marc Schneider as chief executive officer. Kenneth Cole will continue as executive chairman and chief creative officer.
Legendary Television has appointed veteran TV agent Lauren Heller Whitney as president of scripted television.
Following Richard Broadbent’s decision to step down as chairman of Tesco, retail veteran John Allan has been appointed to the role, effective March 1.
U.K. novelty company Mask-arade has expanded its team with the appointment of Tanya Folliot as international sales manager.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former BBC Worldwide EVP Ian McDonough as senior vice president and managing director, Northern Europe.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed Humphrey Black to the newly created role of vice president of media distribution, EMEA.
Licensing industry veteran and former HIT Entertainment director Stacey Reiner has formed her own full-service licensing and branding agency.
American Greetings Properties has promoted three of its licensing executives and welcomed a new hire.
Rick Van Brimmer of Ohio State University has been elected to succeed Sesame Workshop’s Maura Regan as chairman of the board of LIMA.
Target Corporation has named retail veteran Brian Cornell as the its new chief executive officer replacing longtime CEO Gregg Steinhafel, who departed May 5.
General Electric has agreed to sell its appliances business to Electrolux for $3.3 billion.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Dianne Guerreiro as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us, Australia.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Pierluigi Gazzolo as president of its Americas division.
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