ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
About Hard Rock International
With venues in 70 countries, including 165 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Reykjavik, Shanghai, Baku and San Juan. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, London, Los Cabos, New York City, Tenerife, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.