Nintendo of America's marketing team is apparently not making the journey with Nintendo of America to New York and San Fransisco. Three of the company's bigger sales and marketing executives will be accepting Nintendo's severance package. This isn't the first time Nintendo of America had some major shakeups, a few years back, Howard Lincoln was the reigning chairman at NOA, but this is a lot of man power to make up for, whoever is coming in though, they've got some shoes to fill.Story here
Combined, Nintnedo's losing a combined total of 41 years of executive staff, the changes are going to be pretty profound, especially if Reggie's going to be appointing the replacements. Here's their cooperate biographies from NOA's press site. Perrin Kaplan
Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Affairs
Perrin Kaplan oversees public relations, government affairs, investor relations and internal communications for the Western Hemisphere and plays a key role in global coordination. She is a leader in the company's top marketing team.
Kaplan joined Nintendo as corporate communications manager in 1992. In 1996, she became Director of Corporate Affairs, expanded her responsibilities and built the department that represents the company today.
Before joining Nintendo, Kaplan was Vice President for The Rockey Company, a Seattle-based public relations and public affairs firm. Prior to that, she worked as a member of the Washington State Department of Ecology's public affairs team.
A Seattle native, Kaplan holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications and political science from the University of Washington.George Harrison
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications
George Harrison oversees Nintendo of America Inc.'s extensive retail merchandising programs, publications businesses and wide-ranging online presence, in addition to his leadership in the advertising, corporate communications and promotions departments.
Harrison joined Nintendo in March 1992 as Director of Advertising and Promotions. Promoted to Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications in July 1993, he took on the public relations and entertainment business development functions in addition to his prior responsibilities. Harrison was promoted to his current position in July 2001.
Before joining Nintendo, Harrison served as director of new ventures for Quaker Oats Co. in Chicago. Harrison worked for Pepsi Co. Inc. for six years as a director of brand marketing and director of marketing for the company's southern division. Harrison also spent three years with General Mills Inc.
Harrison holds a master's degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Connecticut.Beth Llewelyn
Senior Director, Public Relations
Drawing on nearly 20 years of public relations experience, Beth Llewelyn manages Nintendo of America's public relations activities in the United States, including media relations, global communications, investor relations and the introduction of new Nintendo hardware and software products. Llewelyn joined Nintendo as Public Relations Manager in 1996, and was promoted to Senior Director in 2004.
Before joining Nintendo, Llewelyn supported the company as part of her duties at GolinHarris, a leading full-service global public relations firm that still represents Nintendo. Llewelyn had previously worked at several entertainment public relations agencies, focusing on celebrities, production enterprises and special events and awards shows.
Llewelyn began her career in 1986, managing the public relations activities for a nonprofit children's museum in Washington, D.C., and coordinating special events for Washington-based government and arts organizations.
Llewelyn holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University