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.
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.
Jillianne Reinseth has been appointed as vice president of creative affairs at Entertainment One Family.
Tomy International has promoted Kerry Cunnion to senior vice president of sales, in addition to his current role leading the company's North American sales force.
Children’s magazine publisher Redan Publishing has welcomed back Jessica McKnight as sales and marketing director.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anna Viola as senior licensing manager of hard lines.
Three licensing executives conquered the London Marathon and raised more than £6,700 for The Light Fund.
Among the executives that will be honored at the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Women In Industry Luncheon is Patti Buckner of Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Saban Brands has appointed Daniel Castle as managing director of strategic business development.
Janna Markle has joined licensing and brand extension agency Brand Licensing Team as executive director.
Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors.
Discovery Communications has named Doris Miller as vice president of retail sales and business development for Discovery Consumer Products.
Toys ‘R’ Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director of Toys ‘R’ Us Central Europe.
The board of directors of Uncle Milton has named seasoned toy and gift executive William S. Guarisco as the toy company’s new chief executive officer.
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