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In this new role, Manna will draw upon the extensive experience gained after three decades in the industry and from her roles at companies such as Panama Jack, Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Manna will directly report to Jim Allan, the chairman of Hard Rock International.
In her most recent role at Panama Jack, Manna headed up resort development as well as retail distribution, global wholesale, brand strategy and extension. Manna also helped develop iconic franchise properties such as Ghostbusters, Men in Black, Godzilla, Jumanji and many more whilst at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“Kimberly’s wealth of experience in brand strategy in the retail and licensing spaces will be a great asset to Hard Rock International as we continue to grow our retail footprint and expand our brand reach across the globe,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International.
“It is an honor to work with one of the world’s most globally recognized brands,” said Kimberly Manna, senior vice president of retail and licensing for Hard Rock International. “I look forward to bringing new and exciting collaborations to Hard Rock’s international fan base.”
Manna is a graduate of University of Miami Herbert School of Business in finance and marketing and serves on the School of Communication Dean’s advisory committee.
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