Jakks Pacific, Inc., announced the election of Leigh Anne Brodsky as a new independent member of its board of directors and her appointment to the nominating and corporate governance committee and compensation committee of the board.
“We are very pleased that Leigh Anne Brodsky has agreed to join our board of directors,” said Stephen Berman, president and CEO, Jakks Pacific, Inc., in a statement. “We are confident that her deep experience in our industry will prove highly beneficial to our company and its shareholders.”
Brodsky is a 25-year veteran of the children’s entertainment and toy industry. Until September 2011 she served as president of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, Inc., where she oversaw worldwide licensing and merchandising for Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central.
Prior to her nearly 13 years with Viacom, Brodsky worked in senior executive roles for Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Scripps Howard’s United Media. Brodsky is currently a board member of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation and served from 2010–11 as an elected board member of the Toy Industry Association.