Hard Rock International Appoints Kimberly Manna as New Senior Vice President of Retail and Licensing
HOLLYWOOD, Florida, August 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Hard Rock, one of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands, announces the appointment of Kimberly Manna as Senior Vice President of Retail and Licensing. In her new role, Manna will draw on more than three decades of experience in the retail industry, including working with companies such as Panama Jack, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Brothers, to increase the visibility of the brand and customer reach through engaging partnerships and various licensing opportunities. . Manna will report directly to Jim allen, president of Hard Rock International.
In his most recent role as CEO of Panama Jack, Manna oversaw the development of the resort as well as the wholesale, retail distribution, strategy and brand expansion globally. While at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Manna helped develop the brand’s franchise properties such as Ghostbusters, I Dream of Jeannie, Men in Black, Godzilla, Jumanji, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune.
“Kimberly’s extensive experience in branding in the retail and licensing spaces will be a major asset to Hard Rock International as we continue to develop our commercial footprint and expand our brand reach through the world, ”said Jim allen, president of Hard Rock International.
“It is an honor to work with one of the most recognized brands in the world,” said Kimberly Manna, Senior Vice President of Retail and Licensing for Hard Rock International. “I look forward to bringing new and exciting collaborations to the international Hard Rock fan base.”
Manna holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the Miami University Herbert School of Business, and currently sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board of the School of Communication.
To learn more about Hard Rock International, please visit https://www.hardrock.com.
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About Hard Rock®:
Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the world’s most recognized companies with locations in 68 countries spanning 241 locations that include hotels, casinos, Rock Shops®, performance venues and owned cafes. / authorized or managed. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sports betting, retail sports betting and internet gaming platform. Starting with a Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock has the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic musical memorabilia with more than 86,000 pieces, which are on display in its locations around the world. In 2021, Hard Rock received the Best Employer in Travel & Leisure, Gaming & Entertainment Industry award by Forbes, named America’s Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and the Wall Street Journal, and named the Hotel Brand the most efficient in the north of JD Power. America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year. In 2020, Hard Rock was named one of Forbes Magazine’s Top Diversity Employers and one of the Top Employers for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received # 1 in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. The Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and is home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South florida, Global Gaming Property of the Year 2020. The brand is owned by HRI’s parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.
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