Five new members are set to join LIMA’s Board of Directors, while a series of re-elections have also taken place.
Cindy Levitt, SVP of merchandise and marketing at Hot Topic, has been re-elected as vice chairman, while Ted Larkins, SVP/general manager of CPLG North America has been re-elected as board designate to the Executive Committee.
Elsewhere, Ciaran Coyle, global VP and head of global brand licensing of Electrolux Global Marketing will continue as LIMA board chairman.
Coyle said: “I am very pleased to have such an enormously talented and diverse group of board members lending their expertise to LIMA as we seek new opportunities to serve the evolving needs of the global licensing community.”
The five new members joining the board include JJ Ahearn, MD of Licensing Street, LLC, Marc Mostman, partner from Striker Entertainment, Celso Rafael, general manager at Exim Character Licenciamento e Marketing Ltda, Steven Scebelo, VP of licensing and business development at NFL Players Association and Jamie Stevens, EVP of worldwide consumer products at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Charles Riotto, president of LIMA, added: “This year we welcome five dynamic individuals who will bring valuable perspective and enthusiasm to an already impassioned group of industry leaders.
“LIMA and the licensing industry continue to grow on a global scale, and we are well poised with our Board of Directors to truly shape the future.”