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Nickelodeon promotes Tara Gartman Shaw to VP Retail Development Walmart, reporting to Ken Mantel; and Alana Visco to VP Retail Development Specialty & Value Channels, reporting to Jose Castro. Cisco covers channels like Hot Topic, Forever 21, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Urban Outfitters, Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Five Below.

USPA Global Licensing signs J. Michael Prince as COO. The licensing arm manages the U.S. Polo Assn. brand, the USPA’s $1.5 billion apparel brand.

Positive lifestyle brand Life is Good names Karen Lyon VP Marketing and Linne Kimball VP Strategic Partnerships.

Reebok appoints Chris Froio as GM America.

West Elm President Jim Brett leaves the home furnishings retailer to become CEO of J.Crew Group in July. Brett is succeeded by Alex Bellos, head of Williams Sonoma Inc.’s Rejuvenation and Mark & Graham brands.

Rooster Teeth Games hires David Eddings as Head Game Publishing.

Tory Sport names Ayub Mohamed as President.

Gabriella Forte resigns as CEO of fine jewelry and timepiece company David Yurman. David Yurman, Chairman, will serve as interim CEO. The company’s board of directors has initiated the search process for a new CEO.

Ikea Group names Jesper Brodin its new President & CEO, effective in September.

Jazwares’ founder, Judd Zebersky, is presented with the prestigious Owler 2017 Top Rated CEO Award.


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