Maura J. Regan
Maura J. Regan,
Executive Vice President
In her new role with LIMA, Regan is responsible for expanding membership worldwide broadening LIMA’s reach and deepening business to business connections through the power of brand licensing.
Regan joined LIMA from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization responsible for Sesame Street where she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Media Business. In this role, she oversaw the Workshop’s international content distribution, licensing, digital and location based entertainment businesses. She oversaw the development and expansion of Sesame Street English, Sesame Workshop’s global English language learning franchise. Under her leadership, Sesame Workshop opened the first office in China.
Prior to that, as SVP and GM of Global Consumer Products, Regan oversaw the global consumer products retail business across all major categories of licensed goods, such as toys, apparel, home furnishings, food and nutrition, stationery and gifts including all related product development.
Regan has also served as Vice President and GM of Global Consumer Products, and Vice President of International Licensing and New Business Development. In this capacity, Regan oversaw new business development for such brands as Sesame Street, Pinky Dinky Doo and Dragon Tales, as well as the Workshop’s theme park initiatives. She expanded licensing activities and developed new business initiatives for Greater China and Japan.
Prior to joining the Workshop in 1999, Regan held executive positions with Scholastic Entertainment and MTV Networks.
Regan is a fellow of the US-Japan Foundation Leadership program. In 2013 she received the Woman of Achievement Award from K.I.D.S. Kids in Distressed Situations and in 2009 was named to the list of 100 Top Irish Leaders in business. Regan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She serves on the Advisory Board of One Animation, and is Co-Chair of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) Executive Leaders committee.
She resides in Manhattan with her husband Jim and their daughter Fiona.