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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SPLiCE Board Members are among the top thought leaders in the world of brand licensing. These executives offer invaluable knowledge and experience to a rapidly-changing industry. 

The SPLiCE Board of Directors is responsible for partnership and support of organizational goals, sponsorship of SPLiCE onsite and online events, and mentoring SPLiCE membership within each board member’s specific forte.

Karen Tiongson, Chair Elect, SPLiCE

Karen Tiongson
Chairman

Vice President, Social Responsibility Program, Legal

NBCUniversal

Kimberly Kociencki, CEO, SPLiCE
Kimberly A. Kociencki
CEO

CEO

SPLiCE

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Chair Elect

Scott Goodfellow, Secretary, SPLiCE
Scott Goodfellow
Secretary

Director of Trademark Licensing, Global Business Development, The Procter & Gamble Company

Linne Kimball, Treasurer, SPLiCE
Linne Kimball
Treasurer

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

The Life is Good Company

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Lesley Godby
Board Member

Program Manager

Caterpillar Inc.

Manny Grace, Board Member, SPLiCE
Manuel G. Grace
Board Member

Associate General Counsel 

The Walt Disney Company

Rob Johnson, Board Member, SPLiCE
Robert Johnson
Board Member

Senior Manager, Brand Licensing 

McCormick & Company

John Larson, Board Member, SPLiCE
John Larson
Board Member

Senior Manager, Food Licensing

The Coca-Cola Company

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Melissa Lawson
Board Member

Director, Global Licensing

Under Armour

Marc Schwartz, Board Member, SPLiCE
Marc Schwartz
Board Member

Chief Operating Officer

Bob Mackie Design Group, Ltd.

PAST CHAIRMAN

2021~2023
José Barrios

Business Development Manager, IP Sales & Licensing

HP Inc.

2019~2021
Paul Sammons

Director, Global Operations & Finance

Electrolux Global Brand Licensing

2017~2019
Tim Rosebrock

Vice President & General Manager, Licensed Consumer Products, The Biltmore Company

2013~2015
Gayle Jones

Head of Licensing

P&G

2009~2011
Manuel G. Grace

Associate General Counsel

The Walt Disney Company

2005~2007
Ed Teter

Vice President of Product Integrity

Fisher-Price, Inc.

2015~2017
Kenny Beaupre

Brand Advocacy and Licensing Manager Caterpillar, Inc.

2011~2013
Scott A. Bannell

Vice President, Corporate Management & Licensing Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

2007~2009
Shahab Khosravan

Director, Worldwide Compliance

The Coca-Cola Company

2004~2005
Kimberly A. Kociencki

Chairman

SPLiCE

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