Licensing International announces new board members

Published on: 1st June 2022

A total of nine new members have joined Licensing International, representing manufacturing, licensor, agency, and legal segments.

Pictured clockwise from left: Casey Collins, Michael Connolly, Javier Garza, Alexandra Heyd, Tanya Isler, Stuart Pollock, Marc Schneider, Kalle Törmä and, centre, Angell Xi.

Licensing International has announced that nine executives: Casey Collins, Hasbro; Michael Connolly, Retail Monster; Javier Garza, Warner Bros. Discovery; Alexandra Heyd, BurdaVerlag Germany; Tanya Isler, Netflix; Stuart Pollock, Segal Licensing; Marc Schneider, Beanstalk; Kalle Törmä, Flowhaven and Angell Xi, Jingtian & Gongcheng, have been elected by the Licensing International membership to serve three-year terms on its board of directors, effective July 1st, 2022.

Steve Scebelo, president of NFL Players Inc, will serve as chairperson, and Veronica Hart, EVP of global franchise planning for Paramount Consumer Products & Experiences, will serve as vice chairperson.

“I am so pleased to welcome the nine new members of our board, whose diverse experiences and invaluable knowledge will help Licensing International support the expansion of brand licensing around the world,” said Maura Regan, president of Licensing International. “I want to thank outgoing chairperson Jay Asher and outgoing board members Sol Armada, Juli Boylan, Omar Fajer, Elias Fasja Cohen, Simo Hamalainen and Ed Labay for their time and dedication.”

Licensing International is the leading trade organisation for the global brand licensing industry, with a mission is to foster the growth and expansion of licensing around the world, raise the level of professionalism for licensing practitioners, and create greater awareness of the benefits of licensing to the business community at large. Founded in 1985, Licensing International members in over 40 countries enjoy access to an array of benefits including extensive educational programming and worldwide networking events. Visit for more information.


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