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.
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.
FremantleMedia International has announced plans for a new structure for its senior management team, which aims to increase sales focus for emerging markets.
Action sports entertainment company Nitro Circus has tapped veteran consumer products executive Peter Maule to develop its global licensing and retail business.
The Topps Company has appointed John Mueller as chief financial officer.
Snap Creative has brought on Brant Bridges to serve as senior vice president of business development.
Authentic Brands Group has added Zach Davis as its new vice president of celebrity, media and entertainment.
Former Uglydoll chief brand officer Alita Friedman has launched her own consulting house, Alita’s Brand Bar.
Studio 100 International has appointed Sunny Lee as licensing manager in the Asian Pacific region.
Alleghany Capital Corporation has acquired Jazwares, a privately owned toy and consumer electronics company based in Sunrise, Fla.
Toys 'R' Us has appointed a number of new executives to key leadership roles, as the company continues to position its business for long-term profitable growth.
Hasbro has promoted John Frascotti to the newly created position of president, Hasbro Brands.
Fisher-Price has hired veteran toy executive Vinnie D’Alleva as senior vice president of Fisher-Price Friends.
Hasbro has elected the current vice chairman of Lionsgate, Michael Burns, as an independent director to its board of directors.
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