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.
Little League Baseball and Softball has promoted three executives within its marketing department to focus on licensing and merchandising.
4K Media, a subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, has named former Viacom executive Jonitha Keymoore as director of program sales.
Global merchandising and brand management company Epic Rights has promoted Lisa Streff to executive vice president of global licensing.
Warner Bros. Records has made two promotions in its brand partnerships and Creative Synch Licensing team.
Home shopping network Evine Live has appointed Penny Burnett as senior vice president and chief merchandising officer.
LMCA has brought in two new executives–Ted Curtin as chief marketing and business development officer, and Jane Ma as assistant manager of brand licensing for LMCA Asia.
Saban Brands is launching an advisory committee for its new lifestyle group that will counsel the company on its current brands and future acquisitions.
Universal Pictures has added three new executives to its recently formed brand development division–Santiago Capdepont, Stephanie Kraus and Marc Low.
FremantleMedia North America has appointed the executive team that will lead the launch and growth of its new network Buzzr.
Viacom International Media Networks Americas has made a trio of new appointments.
VIMN has boosted its original and branded content management team and made two additions to its teams in Madrid and Milan.
DC Thomson has appointed Ishika Kawiratne as brand licensing manager in its consumer products division.
Gifting company Carte Blanche Group has appointed Sarah Quigley as head of U.K. licensing.
The Museum of London has appointed Richard Sweet as its new director of enterprise.
Ex-Sony and Endemol executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis have launched a new independent international distribution company–Lineup Industries.
Turner Broadcasting has promoted Pierre Branco as vice president of Southern Europe and Africa and general manager for France, Portugal and Africa.
Iconix Brand Group and it board of directors has appointed Sue Gove as an independent director of the company.
Ahmad Nassar has been named as the new president of NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association, effective Feb. 2.
Smiley has appointed Lori Heiss as brand director for toys, back-to-school, publishing, digital and FMCG.
Video and social gaming executive Steven Chiang has been named to the board of The Topps Company.
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