EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) announced today that Jessica Dunne, former
executive vice president, Licensing, Disney Classic Characters and
Disney Baby, was appointed GM & senior vice president, Consumer
Products, responsible for overseeing licensing for Mattel's stable of
powerhouse brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®,
Fisher-Price® and American Girl®. Dunne also joins Mattel's Leadership
Team, a group of senior executives comprising the direct reports of
Mattel's chief executive officer as well as select functional senior
"Jessi's tremendous experience with building strategic initiatives
around classic properties and growing successful franchises will
complement our efforts as we continue to innovate and develop both our
iconic brands and newer properties," said Tim Kilpin, executive vice
president, Global Brands Team - Boys & Girls. "We look forward to
welcoming her to the team."
"Jessi's unique understanding of infant & pre-school brands will prove
invaluable as we continue to engage today's generation of parents and
children with our products," said David Allmark, executive vice
president, Global Brands Team - Fisher-Price.
Reporting to Kilpin and Allmark, Dunne will also support Jean McKenzie,
executive vice president, American Girl.
"I am thrilled to be joining the Mattel family," said Dunne. "And I look
forward to not only deepening moms' and kids' relationships with such
household names as Barbie, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price and American Girl
but also cultivating and growing Mattel's up-and-coming brands and
properties. This is certainly an exciting and dynamic time to be joining
During her career at Disney, Dunne held several leadership positions
including executive vice president, Global Licensing for Disney Consumer
Products; executive vice president, Disney Moms and Babies; and
executive vice president, Global Toys and Electronics.
Prior to joining Disney Consumer Products, Dunne served as senior vice
president, Network Marketing and Off-Channel Commerce at Cartoon
Network, as well as various positions at consumer products companies.
Dunne served on the Toy Industry Association's Board of Directors from
2007-2009. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Farleigh
Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
from Saint Joseph's University. Dunne and her family, including two
young sons, currently reside in Laguna Beach, Calif.
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) (www.mattel.com)
is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys
and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling
brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever introduced, Hot
Wheels®, Matchbox®, American Girl®, Radica® and Tyco R/C®, as well as
Fisher-Price® brands, including Thomas & Friends®, Little People®, Power
Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2012,
Mattel was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to
Work For" for the fifth year in a row. Mattel also is ranked among
Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens." With
worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel employs
approximately 28,000 people in 43 countries and territories and sells
products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we are "Creating the
Future of Play." Follow Mattel on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mattel
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Source: Mattel, Inc.
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