LIMA Elects Six Board Members

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has added six new members to its board of directors. The new members were elected by LIMA membership, and will serve until June 30, 2014.

Joining the LIMA board are:

  • Susie Lecker, senior vice president, Fisher-Price Friends, Fisher Price Brands
  • Marty Malysz, president, Dependable Solutions
  • Carla Peyton, senior vice president, licensed consumer products, the Americas, BBC Worldwide America
  • Jennifer Richmond, managing director, Richmond Management Group
  • James Slifer, vice president, business development at The Joester Loria Group
  • Cheryl Stoebenau, president, CAS Marketing

The six incoming members replace the following directors who have completed their terms:

  • Adam Beder, senior vice president, global licensing and business affairs, Spin Master
  • Rick Mallow, principal, Making Connections
  • Stu Seltzer, partner, Seltzer Licensing Group
  • Holly Stein, vice president, licensing acquisitions, Mattel
  • Robert Strand, founder, Strand IP
  • Careen Yapp, vice president, acquisitions and franchise development, Konami Digital Entertainment

Returning LIMA board members include:

  • Christina Miller, senior vice president, sports marketing, programming and strategy, Cartoon Network Enterprises (chairperson)
  • Maura Regan, senior vice president and general manager, global consumer products, Sesame Workshop (vice chairperson)
  • Peter Boder, founder and chief executive officer, United Labels AG
  • Sabine Eckhardt, managing director, SevenOne AdFactory GmbH
  • Glenn Hendricks, president, SloaneVision Unlimited
  • Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager, CBS Consumer Products
  • Bettina Koeckler, senior vice president Licensing, EMEA, Chorion
  • Charles Schnaid, CPA, partner, licensing and royalty services, Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co.
  • Kotaro Sunamori, president, Sun R&P
  • Rick Van Brimmer, director, trademark and licensing services, The Ohio State University
  • Gregory J. Battersby, LIMA’s general counsel

“The LIMA Board plays an integral role in establishing the strategy and vision for the Association and for the industry, and under its guidance we have expanded our efforts and enhanced our visibility globally,” says Charles Riotto, president of LIMA. “We are confident that these new Board members will continue to be a strong voice of advocacy for the industry and will work to bring LIMA to the next level of success as an organization.”



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