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Chicago Toy and Game Group announces new advisory board members

Published on: 29th June 2018

Karri Bean from Disney, Dave Harris from Mattel, and Matt Nuccio from Design Edge have joined the board.  

The Chicago Toy and Game Group, organiser of the pre-eminent toy and game industry event, ChiTAG, has announced that Karri Bean, senior manager, licensing at Disney Consumer Products, experiences and consumer products, Dave Harris, senior director of inventor relations and strategic partnerships at Mattel, and Matt Nuccio, president of Design Edge, have joined its advisory board.

Mary Couzin, president of Chicago Toy and Game Group, commented: “Karri, Dave and Matt bring talent, expertise and energy to our advisory board. We are fortunate to add them to our extraordinary board as we continue to grow our ChiTAG events and champion inventors, both of which support our core mission of promoting community, connection and the power of play.”

Karri Bean has been with Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, located in Glendale, CA, for the past four years where she is responsible for managing Disney’s global construction category across key brands such as Star Wars, Marvel and Frozen. Karri comes with more than 10 years of experience in the toy industry, previously in global brand management creating unique and exciting products in the games category.

Dave Harris has been with Fisher-Price/Mattel for 23 years and leads the brands’ inventor relations teams located in East Aurora, IL, New York City and El Segundo, CA. At Fisher-Price he has worked previously in marketing on categories including infant, newborn, baby gear, creative activities, Power Wheels and new opportunities. He also spent several years in strategic partnerships working with best in class education and tech partners, and several years creating exclusive products for retailers.

Matt Nuccio heads up Design Edge, a multi-award-winning international design development agency with offices in New York and Hong Kong. For over 25 years the company has been designing packaging, products and displays, building prototypes and sourcing for hundreds of toy companies. He is a frequent lecturer on design and manufacturing, having spoken at trade shows, inventor clubs and universities around the world.

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