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.
Sports and lifestyle apparel company Loudmouth has named Dennis Green as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.
The professional wrestling organization WWE has promoted three executives within its consumer products group.
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.
John Gessert, president and CEO of American Plastic Toys has been elected as chairman of the Toy Industry Association’s board of directors.
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.
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