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New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago

Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
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New LES (U.S.A. and Canada) Board of Directors to Begin Term at LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago

Chicago, IL. (October 24, 2017) The Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc. is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. They will begin their leadership roles during the LES 2017 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.  See photos and full biographies here and learn more about the Annual Meeting at http://www.lesmeetings.org/am17.  Congratulations to the following newly elected leaders:

  • President and Chair of the Board William Elkington
  • President-Elect and Chair-Elect of the Board - Robert Held
  • Immediate Past-President and Past-Chair of the Board - Brian O’Shaughnessy
  • Secretary - Kevin Spivak
  • Treasurer - Mike Pellegrino
  • Counsel - Paul A. Roberts
  • Vice President of Membership, Communications, and Technology - Ida Shum
  • Senior Vice President of Meeting, Education, and Strategic Alliances - Gary Fedorochko
  • Vice President International - Jim Bratton
  • Vice President of Public Policy and Standards - Rachel Kreppel
  • Local Chapters East Director - Annie Gauthier
  • Local Chapters West Director - Louise Levien
  • Director of Membership & Member Engagement - Annmarie Meike
  • Director of Communications & Publications - Gillian Fenton
  • Director Meetings – Scott Williams
  • Director of Education - Matthew McNeill


LES Chief Executive Officer Kim Chotkowski noted, “I look forward to working with this new slate of dedicated volunteers who have made significant contributions to the IP industry and our U.S.A. and Canada Society.”

About Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc.:

Established in 1965, the Licensing Executives Society, LES, has been a leading association for professionals in the business of intellectual property. Our members evaluate, protect, acquire, sell, license, and enforce IP rights. Our business executives, lawyers, accountants, engineers, scientists, and other experts come from a wide array of startups, multinational corporations, universities, government laboratories, law firms, valuation firms, and other consultancies. Nearly 3000 IP transaction professionals belong to LES (U.S.A. and Canada), and together with 32 other national and regional societies form the membership of the Licensing Executives Society International, totaling nearly 10,000 IP transaction professionals in 90 countries.www.lesusacanada.org.

Kelli Baxter
Deputy Executive Director, COO
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