Licensing’s top young talent will be recognized at the International Licensing Awards ceremony, May 22 during Licensing Expo.
Winners of the 2017 Rising Star Awards
The annual award identifies industry professionals up to 35-years-old with one to seven years of experience who have a strong commitment to and passion for the licensing business. Other criteria for the award include: individuals who seek additional professional development opportunities to improve their skills, have shown innovation in planning and implementing successful licensing strategies and have demonstrated leadership potential.
“The Rising Stars Awards recognize the next generation of leaders in the licensing business–those who show true tenacity and have impacted their companies and the industry right from the start,” says Maura Regan, executive vice president, LIMA. “We received a tremendous number of worthy candidates and finalizing the list down to this select group was an enormous challenge. We are excited to honor and celebrate
This year’s winners will be recognized during Licensing Expo at LIMA’s 2018 International Licensing Awards ceremony, May 22, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
This year’s full list of winners includes:
Mandy Bardisbanian, buyer, cosmetics, Hot Topic
Fernanda Coutinho, associate director, brand management, Beanstalk
Peter Cross, brand manager, Broad Street Licensing Group
Nick Manzo, account executive, Seltzer Licensing
Leon Maratchi, senior manager, retail, Cartoon Network
Meghan Mernin, director, licensing, Epic Rights
Mimi Nicosia, senior manager, consumer product group, Nickelodeon
Mariana Orvananos, head, marketing, La Panaderia Licensing & Marketing
Sally Russell, associate licensing manager, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Danielle Tanton, live events and attractions manager, DHX Brands
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