WWE names Sarah Cummins new SVP of consumer products

WWE has appointed a new senior vice president of consumer products in the form of Sarah Cummins.

In her new role, Cummins will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of WWE’s global consumer products business, including licensing, e-commerce, venue sales, home entertainment and publishing.

She will report directly to WWE chief marketing and communications officer, Brian Flinn.

She brings more than 25 years of marketing, licensing, media and business development experience to the post. Prior to joining WWE, Cummins was head of business development and strategic partnerships at New York Road Runners, Inc., where she led the firm’s sponsorship, media distribution and licensing efforts.

She has also spent more than 15 years at the United States Tennis Association (USTA), most recently as managing director, where she oversaw retail development and operations for the US Open Tennis Championships.

Additionally, Cummins was vice president, licensing and custom sales at Vineyard Vines where she managed more than 250 collegiate, NFL, MLB and NHL licenses, and delivered the company’s first worldwide sponsorship, licensing and retail rights with the Kentucky Derby. She also has experience working with luxury brands as founder of Cashmere Ventures, a boutique agency.

Cummins was named a 2017 “Game Changer” by SportsBusiness Journal. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Boston College.

WWE is a $1 billion global brand at retail annually and its worldwide licensing program builds partnerships with companies around the world to create products featuring the company’s marks and logos, copyrighted works and characters in diverse categories, including: toys, video games, apparel, housewares, collectibles, sporting goods, books and more.

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