LIMA has announced that Maura Regan has been named president of the organisation effective 1st July.
Maura will succeed current LIMA President, Charles Riotto, who retires on 30th June after a 21-year career with LIMA. She currently serves as executive vice president. In her new position, Maura will leverage her vast licensing knowledge and international expertise to further expand LIMA’s services and offerings to the global industry.
Charles commented: “Maura is a respected and influential member of the global licensing community who, has already brought an incredible strategic vision to our global interests. She is perfectly positioned to lead LIMA into our next exciting chapter. Her impact will further enhance LIMA’s role as the industry’s thought leader and authoritative voice as licensing continues to grow around the world.”
In 2016, Maura joined LIMA following a 17-year career with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organisation responsible for Sesame Street. As senior vice president and general manager, international media business, she oversaw the Workshop’s international distribution and licensing business. Prior to that Maura 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.