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Licensing International appoints 9 new board members

Licensing International has announced that nine company executives were elected by the Licensing International membership to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors, effective July 1.

The new board members includeCasey Collins, head of licensed consumer products at Hasbro; Michael Connolly, founder and CEO of Retail Monster; Javier Garza, head of consumer products Mexico at Warner Bros. Discovery; Alexandra Heyd, head of licensing at BurdaVerlag Germany; Tanya Isler director of licensing and publishing at Netflix; Stuart Pollock, president of Segal Licensing; Marc Schneider, CFO of Beanstalk; Kalle Törmä, CEO and founder of Flowhaven; and Angell Xi, partner at Jingtian & Gongcheng.

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.