The board of directors of the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has selected Danny Simon, president of The Licensing Group, as this year's inductee into the LIMA Licensing Industry Hall of Fame.
Simon will be honored at the annual LIMA Awards Ceremony on June 21, during Licensing Expo 2016 in Las Vegas. With more than 30 years of experience, Simon is a recognised expert in domestic and international licensing particularly in the entertainment arena.
Simon has headed the licensing departments at Lorimar Studios, Twentieth Century Fox and Carolco Pictures. He has operated The Licensing Group since 1992.
Additionally, Simon was named Chairman of the LIMA board of sirectors in 1995 and has served multiple terms as a board member. He co-developed and continues to operate LIMA’s "Coursework in Licensing Studies" program and has co-authored three books. Simon has also taught a course on licensing at UCLA for 18 years and continues to lecture on the subject at other universities and law schools.
“This June, Danny will join his licensing peers who are among the most accomplished and respected professionals in the industry,” said Charles Riotto, president, LIMA. Adding to it, Riotto said, “He has enjoyed a successful career helping to shape winning licensing programs, but has also shown a true passion for the industry by his continued dedication to its growth.”