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Licensing International confirms six new board members

Six executives have been elected by the Licensing International membership to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors, Licensing International has announced.

Joining the Board from 1 July, 2024, are: Mandy Bardisbanian, vp business and IP development at Striker Entertainment; Michelle McLaughlin, ceo and founder of Brand Activation Consulting (BAC); David Niggli, chief merchandising officer at FAO Schwarz; Josh Romm, head of global licensing and partnerships for The Metropolitan Museum of Art; H&M licensing manager Jenny Strehle Ilic; and marketing expert Ned Ward, head of retail marketing for Walmart’s Entertainment Council.

Veronica Hart, president and founder of HARTstring Entertainment, will serve as chairperson; Milin Shah, chief revenue officer and general counsel at Isaac Morris and CultureFly, will serve as vice chairperson, and Marc Schneider, chief financial and chief operating officer at Beanstalk, will continue to serve as treasurer.

“As we continue our work to support the global brand licensing industry, we warmly welcome our six esteemed new members to Licensing International’s Board of Directors,” said Maura Regan, president of Licensing International. “With the addition of their fresh perspectives and skillsets, the new members of our board will drive our ongoing efforts to support the global licensing community across every category and territory.

“I also want to thank our outgoing board members, including Dean Allen, Steven Heller, Holly Rawlinson, Malaika Underwood and Maarten Weck, and outgoing chairperson Steve Scebelo, for their time, expertise and dedication.”

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