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Who’s News—6/4/2018

Are you hiring—or being promoted, changing jobs, retiring, launching a new company, or otherwise changing your employment? Email Jen at jen@plainlanguagemedia.com and we’ll announce the news in our next issue of Who’s News.

Mattel appoints Lisa Weger to the role of Regional Head Consumer Products Europe. Based in the U.K., Wagner joins the toyco from Turner Broadcasting in New York.

Bonfire Agency’s founding partner Steve Rotterdam is now also SVP Sales & Marketing at Aftershock Comics.

Concept One Accessories adds three new executives to its sales and marketing teams: Matthew Starkey is appointed CMO, Tod Burros as Global Brand & Sales Manager FUL, and Morris Beyda to Account Executive for its women’s business.

LIMA elects Cindy Levitt (SVP Hot Topic, Box Lunch, and Her Universe) to serve as the chairman of its board, Jay Asher (Partner, Brandgenuity) as vice chairman, and JJ Ahearn (MD, Licensing Street) as board designate to the executive committee—all to one-year terms. Their terms begin on July 1st, which is also when Maura Regan takes the reign as President of LIMA from Charles Riotto. The trade association additionally elected six new members to its board:

  • Liza Abrams (Sakar Intl.),
  • Naz Amarchi-Cuevas (SYBO Games),
  • Sam Ferguson (Jazwares),
  • Bill Patterson (OpSec Security),
  • Jason Sutton (Polaroid), and
  • Takanori Ueno (Laura Ashley Japan).

U.K. sporting goods retailer Sports Direct nominates four men—Ron McPherson (President & CEO, The Antigua Group), Howard Moher (CEO of four U.S. Sports Direct subsidiaries), Mark Hunter (acting CEO & CFO, Everlast Worldwide), and Daniel Dienst (Founder & MD, D2Quared)—to the Iconix Board of Directors. Sports Direct holds 9% of Iconix Brand Group.

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