The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has appointed Maura Regan to serve as the organization’s president, beginning July 1.
She succeeds Charles Riotto, who is retiring after a 21-year career with the organization.
Currently, Regan serves as LIMA’s executive vice president. Before that, she was serving as the senior vice president and general manager of international media business at Sesame Workshop, where she oversaw the company’s international distribution and licensing business. Prior to Sesame Workshop, Regan held executive roles at Scholastic Entertainment and MTV Networks. She served as chairman of the LIMA Board of Directors from 2012-2014.
In her new role, Regan will control her vast licensing knowledge and international expertise to further expand LIMA’s services and offerings to the global industry.
“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.” said Charles Riotto in a statement.
Resident of New York, Regan is survived by her husband Jim and a grown daughter Fiona.