LIMA LA Young Professionals Breakfast – Jessi Dunne Bio
Jessi Dunne – General Manager and Senior Vice President, Consumer Products
Jessi Dunne is General Manager and Senior Vice President, Consumer Products for Mattel and its family of companies, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. In this role, Dunne has oversight for global licensing of Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People® and Power Wheels®, and MEGA® Brands, including MEGA BLOKS® and RoseArt®. She is a member of the Mattel Leadership Team, a group of senior executives comprising the direct reports of Mattel’s chief executive officer as well as select functional senior executives.
Dunne joined Mattel in September 2012 from Disney Consumer Products, where she 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 other 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 Fairleigh 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.