Licensing Group Elects Chair, Board Members

Maura Regan, senior VP and general manager for global consumer products at Sesame Workshop, has been elected chairman of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s board of directors.

Rick Van Brimmer, director, of trademark and licensing services at Ohio State University, was elected as LIMA’s vice chairman.

Five new members were elected to three-year terms on the LIMA board: Ciaran Coyle, managing director, international, Beanstalk; Dell Furano, CEO, Live Nation Merchandise; Elias Hofman, president, Exim Licensing; Sara Nemerov, SVP of consumer products and brand licensing, Warner Music Group; Peter Yoder, VP of consumer products, Cartoon Network Enterprises. In addition, board member Peter Boder, founder and CEO of United Labels AG, was named board designee for the executive committee.

“We are pleased to have such talented licensing professionals join our LIMA board of directors, and look forward to working closely with each of them to better our industry,” said LIMA President Charles Riotto. “This year’s board is composed of standouts from all sides of the business, and I am confident they will help LIMA continue to accomplish great things.”

Previously vice chairman, Regan joined Sesame Workshop in 1999 and has risen through the ranks to her current position overseeing the workshop’s global retail business across all major categories of licensed goods. She previously held positions with Scholastic Entertainment and MTV Networks.

Founded in 1985, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is the primary trade organization for the worldwide licensing industry. It operates LIMANET, the most complete network of property information and licensing professionals online.


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