LES (U.S.A. & Canada) hires CEO, Kimberly S. Chotkowski
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. & Canada), Inc. hires CEO, Kimberly S. Chotkowski, Esq., MBA, CLP
RESTON, VA, December 21, 2016 - The Licensing Executives Society, USA & Canada (LES) has named Kimberly Chotkowski its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017.
Selected by a Search Committee comprised of longtime LES Leadership, Chotkowski brings a wealth of knowledge as an outcomes-driven leader with a record of producing consistently strong business results while working with both professionals and volunteers in various settings. She is a proven leader with a deep professional experience in licensing of intellectual property, entrepreneurial IP strategic planning, and empowering businesses to maximize revenue. Working in various roles with corporations and private ventures, Chotkowski has an established track record of negotiating complex, global IP licenses and monetization opportunities. Chotkowski's experience brings a wealth of global IP knowledge from in-depth work in Asia, Europe and throughout North America. She was named to the "IAM Strategy 300 - The World's Leading IP Strategists" every year since its inception in 2009.
Kimberly Chotkowski holds an MBA from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Connecticut; a J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center (University of New Hampshire School of Law), and a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Humanities from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She earned Bar licensure from Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York. She is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a Certified Licensing Professional. Chotkowski, her husband, and two children live in East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Chotkowski begins her tenure just in time for the 2017 IP100 Executive Forum which will be held February 27-28, 2017 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. The IP100 Executive Forum is a unique and exclusive gathering of experienced and knowledgeable licensing professionals and senior executives charged with the IP decision-making responsibilities within their organizations. The IP100 focuses on strategic issues related to IP business, including IP valuation and monetization, best practices in deal structure, IP strategy, and organizational alignment.
About LES (USA & Canada):
Established in 1965, LES (USA & Canada) is a professional society of nearly 3,000 members engaged in the creation, commercial development, and orderly transfer of intellectual property. LES members include business executives, lawyers, accountants, consultants, and scientists and engineers; and those members represent innovation-oriented enterprises of all sizes, professional services firms, universities, and government labs. LES is a member society of the Licensing Executives Society International, Inc. (LESI), which has more than 10,000 members worldwide among 32 sister societies representing 90 countries. For more information about LES, visit www.lesusacanada.org.
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