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Chan-Yip Upped at Hasbro

Hasbro announced that it has appointed Margie Chan-Yip to serve as vice-president of global publishing. She will be responsible for creating new ways to bring Hasbro brand stories to consumers worldwide, from traditional print to e-book formats.

Prior to joining Hasbro’s global brand licensing and publishing team, Chan-Yip was vice-president of global licensing for the Walt Disney Company where she launched and drove the English language learning retail business first in China, then expanding to other countries, in addition to running the Walt Disney publishing business for all worldwide English language territories.

Prior to Disney, she held positions at Penguin-Putnam Children’s Publishing and Golden Books.

Dunne Upped at Disney Consumer Products

Disney Consumer Products announced the appointment of Jessica Dunne as executive vice-president, mom and babies, a new division of the company. Dunne is responsible for growing the Disney Baby brand and implementing new marketing and communications strategies developed with new moms in mind. She will also identify new product categories and develop consumer propositions that drive loyalty and can grow into lifetime consumer engagements for The Walt Disney Company.

Previously, Dunne was executive vice-president, global licensing at DCP. She has also held position at Cartoon Network and Hasbro Toys.

Promotions at NBCUniversal

The NBCUniversal Television, DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group announced that Ed Prince has been promoted to vice-president, business and legal affairs. In addition, Christopher Lucero and Drew Rowley have joined the department as directors of global licensing.

Prince, who joined the department in August 2007, will continue to oversee business and legal affairs for the department, including contract preparation and negotiations, as well as compliance.

Christopher Lucero will be responsible for developing licenses worldwide for NBCUniversal properties including Syfy, The Weather Channel, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, and classic NBC-genre properties within the NBCU TV catalog.

Rowley will have day-to-day oversight of television consumer products business for all current and past programming for NBC, USA Network, and the NBC Universal television catalog.