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Pam Lifford has been named President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products starting Feb. 1. Lifford succeeds Brad Globe, who will step down in after more than a decade overseeing WBCP.

Barry Ziehl has been named EVP Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives for Warner Bros. Entertainment.

IDW Publishing is taking management of its foreign rights catalog for global publishing in-house with the opening of an internal licensing division. The new unit will be led by Jeff Webber, now VP Licensing, Digital & Subsidiary Rights.

Minor League Baseball announced that David A. Wright has joined as CMO & CCO to lead partnership efforts

Global Brands Group named Suzy Biszantz President of premium denim brand Joe’s, a newly created position.

Jazwares has bolstered its global outbound licensing team with Sam Ferguson as Senior Director Licensing & Retail.

Danny Simon, President of The Licensing Group, will be inducted into the LIMA Licensing Industry Hall of Fame.

Joe Whitmore has been promoted to EVP Worldwide Marketing & Creative Content at Paramount Pictures.

Endemol Shine Group President Tim Hincks is set to step down from his post after 17 years at the company.

Precious Moments named Elisa McDermott VP Sales and Jim Kowalczyk Director E-commerce & Direct Marketing.

Atlantyca Entertainment has appointed Marco Piccinini as Licensing Manager.

Fullscreen brought on Pete Stein as GM & Head Fullscreen Brand Group.

Discount variety store chain Dollar Tree’s Howard Levine announced his resignation as CEO Family Dollar.

Jeff Burt, President of Kroger’s central division, has been named to succeed the retiring Lynn Gust as President of the Fred Meyer division.

Vera Wang tapped Veronique Gabai-Pinsky as President.

Wolverine World Wide appointed Pat O’Malley as President of the Saucony brand. He succeeds Richie Woodworth, who was recently appointed President of the Lifestyle Group.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) board of directors announced that Rick Helfenbein will take on the role of President & CEO starting Feb. 15.

Dr. Martens appointed Leslie Lane as President of Dr. Martens U.S. & Americas.

Parisian animation studio TeamTO has promoted Patricia de Wilde to Director Marketing & New Business.

William A. Foley has been named Chairman & CEO of Libbey Inc.

Keith McLoughlin, President & CEO of Electrolux, will retire from his post Feb. 1, and be succeeded by Jonas Samuelson.

Jon Graham has been upped to SVP & GM of VIMN Americas’ Canadian office. Tanya Visano has also been promoted to VP.

K-Swiss Global Brands Chairman Truman became Chairman & CEO Wednesday as Larry Remington retired from the role of President & CEO. Barney Waters was appointed to Brand President K-Swiss.

Heritage Home Group  named Regan Iglesia Chief Merchandising Officer.

Turner Intl. Asia Pacific Limited promoted Mark Eyers to SVP, overseeing Turner’s Kids content business and the portfolio of Kids brands.

Pride Family Brands named Norman Hamilton as the new VP Sales Designer Category & VP Corporate Marketing.

Jason Zajac joined NBC Universal as EVP Strategy & Business Insights.

Taco Bell named Marisa Thalberg as CMO.

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