Our Advisors

Suzanne I. Barchers
EdD

Suzanne is an award winning author and curriculum expert who’s published more than 175 children’s books, 25 teacher resource books, and two college textbooks. Her awards include the Gelett Burgess Gold Medal, two AEP Distinguished Achievement Awards, and two Golden Lamp Award nominations. She previously worked as an elementary and university teacher, as well as Managing Editor for Weekly Reader, and Editor in Chief and VP at LeapFrog. Barchers serves on the PBS Next Generation Kids Media Advisory Board and is a past president of the board of directors for the Association of Educational Publishers.

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C. Woodrow “Woody” Browne

For over 20 years, Woody has represented some of the most well known manufacturers in publishing and toys and games, as well as apparel and accessories, collectibles, food and candy, health and beauty, and housewares, He was a three-term President of the Licensing Industry Merchandisers Association (LIMA) and LIMA Board Member, where he revamped the industry award program and upgraded the association’s presence at both Toy Fair and the Licensing Show. Woody has also served as a columnist with Brand Marketing Magazine and often speaks and writes on licensing trends and issues.

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