Jul 7, 2016
Ciarán Coyle, global vice president and head of Electrolux global brand licensing, was elected chairman of the board of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA).
Board member Cindy Levitt of Hot Topic was elected by the members of the board of directors to vice chairman, and Ted Larkins of CPLG North America was voted to the executive committee as the liaison to the board of directors, each for one-year terms.
The LIMA membership has elected six new members to begin terms on the LIMA board, including Jay Asher, Brandgenuity; Andrew Carley, Entertainment One; Eric Karp, Crayola LLC; Kelly Knock, Under Armour; Neal Rudge, Pacific Licensing Studio Pte. Ltd.; and Leigh Ann Schwarzkopf, Project Partners Network LLC.
Continuing LIMA board members include Richard Barry, EVP, global chief merchandising officer, Toys “R” Us Inc.; David Buckley, president, Copyrights Asia Ltd.; Elise Contarsy, vice president, brand licensing, Meredith Corporation; Tim Kilpin; Linne Kimball, vice president, WME/IMG Licensing; John Parham, president, Parham Santana; Maca Rotter, managing director/EVP, Televisa Consumer Products; and Henry Stupp, CEO, Cherokee Global Brands.