Licensing veteran joins the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association following a 17-year career with Sesame Workshop.
NEW YORK -- The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has announced that Maura Regan will join the organization this month as Executive Vice President. Regan will bring her vast licensing knowledge and international expertise to broaden the scope of LIMA’s services and offerings to the global industry.
Regan comes to LIMA following a 17-year career with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization responsible for Sesame Street. As Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Media Business, she oversaw the Workshop’s international distribution and licensing business. Under her leadership, Sesame Workshop opened its first office in China. Prior to that Regan was SVP and GM of Global Consumer Products and, before going to Sesame Workshop, held executive positions with Scholastic Entertainment and MTV Networks. She served as Chairman of the LIMA Board of Directors from 2012-2014.
“Maura is an extremely well-respected member of the global licensing community and we are delighted to add someone of her high caliber to our staff,” said Charles Riotto, LIMA President. “She brings a wealth of industry acumen and business savvy that will be invaluable to LIMA’s efforts to grow our organization around the world.”
“I am delighted to join this esteemed organization and serve an industry that continues to grow and drive significant business opportunities,” added Regan.
Regan is a fellow of the US-Japan Foundation Leadership program and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was recognized as a top leader in business by Irish-America Magazine. Regan resides in New York City with her husband Jim and daughter Fiona.
Source: Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association