MEMBERS OF THE YEAR

SPLiCE Awardees are recognized for the values, passion, diversity, leadership, quality, accountability, and overall output for creating substantial impact to SPLiCE.

Our Members of The Year go beyond the call of membership duty, demonstrate extraordinary team work, share resource contributions and deliver innovative contributions to SPLiCE.

~ 2021 ~ 
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Michael Penn

EVP Licensing & International

Careismatic Brands Inc.

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Andrew Martinek

Senior Manager

Global Licensing

Kellogg Company

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Andy Paladino

Senior Manager

Global Licensing
The Hershey Company

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Emily Broadley

Associate Partnerships Manager

The Life is Good Company

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João Fernandes

Global Director

Brand Licensing & New Business
Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Robert Johnson

Senior Manager

Brand Licensing

McCormick & Company

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John Larson

Senior Manager

Food Licensing
The Coca-Cola Company

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Jennifer Levin

Brand Licensing Manager

North America

Mondelēz International

~ 2021 ~
 
SPLiCE
Cocktail &
Culinary Benchmark
Team
~ 2020 ~ 
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Karen Tiongson

Vice President, Global Brand Standards, Legal

NBCUniversal

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Michael Szablak

Senior Manager

Global Licensing Accounts

Honeywell International

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Adam Shuman

Senior Manager

Global Licensing Operations
Under Armour

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Michael Penn

EVP Licensing & International
Careismatic Brands Inc.

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Karen Tiongson

Vice President, Global Brand Standards, Legal

NBCUniversal

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Richard Riccetti

Director of Licensing
Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.

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Paul Sammons

Director

Global  Operations & Finance

Electrolux

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Kathleen Brower

Manager, IP & Business Affairs
Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

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David Springob

Vice President Licensing

Fruit of The Loom

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Karen Franco

Senior Manager

Global Brand Licensing

Reebok International

~ 2020 ~
 
SPLiCE
International
Committee
~ 2019 ~ 
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John Trebbien

Associate Director

P&G 

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Linne Kimball

Vice President,

Strategic Partnerships

The Life is Good Company

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Julie McLeave

Global Licensing Director

Unilever

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Kenny Beaupre

Brand Licensing Manager
Caterpillar Inc.

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John Trebbien

Associate Director
P&G

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Manuel G. Grace

Associate General Councel

The Walt Disney Company

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Ernie Savo

Director, Global Licensing
The Hershey Company

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Dawn Ciccone

Vice President,

Head of Brand Licensing

PBS 

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Jose Barrios

Business Development Manager
HP, Inc.

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Todd Snellenburg

Associate Manager

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

~ 2019 ~
 
SPLiCE
Development
Committee
~ 2018 ~ 
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Caroline Kiesel

Associate Licensing Manager

Brown-Forman Corporation

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Kathy Spencer

Manager, Global Licensing
Energizer

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Dave Kitendaugh

Associate Manager

New Balance Athletics

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Adrienne Davis

Program Manager
Caterpillar Inc.

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Tim Kelly

Licensing Business Analyst
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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Tasha Spellman

Manager, International Accounting
Under Armour

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Shanna Martinez

Operations Manager
DuPont

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Mercedes Alvarez

IP Licensing Portfolio Income Manager
HP, Inc.

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April Rowden

Manager, Branding & Intellectual Property
US Air Force

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Samantha Medlin

Licensing Administrator

Electrolux

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Jo Ann Golino

Brand Licensing

Kodak

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Nadine Santiago Villanueva

Manager, Trademark Licensing, US Navy

~ 2018 ~
SPLiCE
Royalty Collection Best Practices Benchmark Team
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Ben Rowen

Senior Engineering Specialist
Energizer

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Jo Trostle

Manager, Social Responsibility
NBCUniversal

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Phil Raso

Program Manager
Caterpillar Inc.

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Chris Gulbrandsen

Premia Technical Manager
M&M’s Retail

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Manuel G. Grace

Associate General Counsel
The Walt Disney Company

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Brian Bowers

Staff QA Engineer
Crayola

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Margaret Erquiaga

Manager, Social Responsibility
NBCUniversal

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Elizabeth Flores

Senior Analyst
The Walt Disney Company

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Kathy Ramp

Compliance Manager

John Deere

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Karen Tiongson

Vice President, Social Responsibility Programs / Legal, NBCUniversal

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Erika Taylor

Director, International

Labor Standards
The Walt Disney Company

~ 2017 ~
SPLiCE
Social and Environmental Responsibility
Committee
~ 2016 ~ 
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Kenny Beaupre

Brand Advocacy and Licensing Manager
Caterpillar Inc.

~ 2012 ~
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Toni Sdao

Director of Licensing
Whirlpool Corporation

~ 2015 ~
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Paul Sammons

Director, Global Licensing Operations
Electrolux Global Brand Licensing

~ 2011 ~
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Shahab Khosravan

Director, Worldwide Compliance
The Coca-Cola Company

 ~ 2014 ~
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Tod Cole

Vice President, Product Integrity
The Walt Disney Company

~ 2010 ~
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Tracey Murphy

Associate Product Manager
Jarden Consumer Solutions

~ 2013 ~
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Scott A. Bannell

VP, Corporate Brand Management & Licensing
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

~ 2009 ~
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Manuel G. Grace

Associate General Counsel
The Walt Disney Company