Executive Moves

Hasbro Inc. CEO Alfred J. Verrecchia will step down and be replaced by chief operating officer Brian Goldner. Verrecchia will become chairman of the board, and Goldner will succeed him as CEO on May 22.

Entertainment Rights appointed Andrew Kerr executive director of consumer products and marketing for its international operations, effective March 26. In his newly created position, Kerr will be responsible for further developing and overseeing the group's commercial strategy for Entertainment Rights’ brand and content portfolio across the UK and international territories (excluding the United States and Canada), as well as aligning the company's U.K. and international licensing, marketing and brands divisions.

Classic Media, an Entertainment Rights group company, named Nina Henderson, formerly senior marketing manager, Sesame Street for Fisher-Price, to the position of marketing director, seasonal, preschool, and family brands in North America, effective immediately. In her role as marketing director, she will be responsible for spearheading brand strategies in North America to support the company across its multiple business lines of programming sales, home video, digital, licensing, and promotions for Classic Media’s and Entertainment Rights’ extensive portfolio of properties.

Nelvana Enterprises has appointed Antoine Erligmann vice president, licensing, Europe, based in its Paris office. He will be responsible for developing and implementing consumer products business plans and strategies for Europe and will supervise consumer products activities in the UK and Benelux, as well as developing and overseeing marketing plans for key European territories. 

UK-based Entertainment Rights (ER) appointed Andrew Kerr executive director, consumer products and marketing, international. He joins from Ragdoll Worldwide, where he was executive vice president, global licensing and marketing.

Jetix Europe promoted Monika Oomen to deputy managing director for the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Middle East markets. In her new role, she will be responsible for the management of sales and marketing strategies for over 25 countries.

Target Entertainment named Sarah Walker director of marketing and communications. She will head up the company’s newly centralized marketing division.