ORLANDO, Fla.–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Hard Rock International, one of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands, today announced that Duana Klein has been appointed Vice President of Licensing for Hard Rock International. In this newly created role, Klein will oversee the company’s global licensing initiatives outside of the Rock Shop.
“Klein’s expertise in global brand licensing and management will help us meet our goal of increasing retail partnerships outside of our Rock Shop locations to maximize our brand presence,” said John Galloway, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Hard Rock International. “Klein will be instrumental in expanding the availability of key merchandise products across all company disciplines, and we look forward to her leadership and enthusiasm as we continue to grow our brand.”
Klein brings more than 20 years of experience in brand marketing, product development and licensing with both manufacturers and retailers. Most recently, Klein served as Executive Director for MGM Resorts International. Previous positions include Director of Private Brands/Licensing for Meijer, as well as licensing leadership roles with retailers such as Home Depot and CVS.
Klein is a graduate of the Thunderbird Graduate School of Management, where she received her executive master’s degree in International Management.