April 6, 2018
The incoming representatives will replace Christian Fortmann of Sonnenberg Fortmann, David Jacobs of HiHat Media and Stephen Stanley of Jakks Pacific—all of which have completed their terms on the board.
Van Brimmer is the director of trademark and licensing services for The Ohio State University; Eckhardt, managing director of MM MerchandisingMedia GmbH; and Hendricks, vice president of business development of licensing and merchandising at SloaneVision Unlimited.
"We thank our outgoing board members for their vision and dedication to the worldwide licensing industry, and we welcome our new and returning directors as we enter the second year of our three-year strategic initiative," says Charles Riotto, president of LIMA. "We have tremendous momentum from the success of the inaugural Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, enhanced member servicessuch as an improved Web site and educational opportunities including an expanded webinar series and the Certificate of Licensing Studies and Flip programs. We will continue to work with the board of directors to position LIMA at the epicenter of advocacy for this industry and our membership."
Returning members include Bernie Leifer, president and chief executive officer of SG Footwear (chair); Christina Miller, vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises (vice chair); Adam Beder, vice president of global licensing at Spin Master; Marilu Corpus, chief executive officer of Click! Licensing Asia; Steven Greenfield, president of Salo Ventures; Rita Bonnell Illig, president of RBI Associates; Rick Mallow, director of licensing at Elmer's Products; Maura Regan, vice president and general manager of global consumer products for Sesame Workshop; Stu Seltzer, partner at Marketing on Demand; Holly Stein, vice president of licensing acquisitions at Mattel; Robert Strand, founder of Strand IP; and Careen Yapp, vice president of licensing and business development at Konami Digital Entertainment. Gregory Battersby of Grimes & Battersby remains LIMA's general counsel.
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