LIMA’s current executive vice president will head the association following Charles Riotto’s retirement this June.
GLOBAL–The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers' Association has appointed Maura Regan to serve as the organization’s president, beginning July 1.
In her new role, Regan will leverage her expertise in licensing to expand LIMA’s presence within the global industry. Regan will also succeed current LIMA president Charles Riotto, who will retire June 30 after a 21-year career with the organization.
Regan currently serves as LIMA’s executive vice president. Before that, she held various senior positions at Sesame Workshop including senior vice president and general manager of international media business, where she oversaw the company’s international distribution and licensing business. Prior to Sesame Workshop, Regan held executive roles at Scholastic Entertainment and MTV Networks.
“Maura is a respected and influential member of the global licensing community who has already brought an incredible strategic vision to our global interests,” said Riotto. “She is perfectly positioned to lead LIMA into our next exciting chapter. Her impact will further enhance LIMA’s role as the industry’s thought leader and authoritative voice as licensing continues to grow around the world."