The Chicago Toy and Game Group welcomed new members to its advisory board, including Disney’s Karri Bean, Mattel’s Dave Harris, and Design Edge’s Matt Nuccio. Chicago Toy & Game Group is the organizer of the preeminent toy and game industry event, ChiTAG.

Karri Bean comes with more than 10 years of experience in the toy industry. Bean has been with Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products for the past four years, where she is responsible for managing Disney’s global construction category across key brands including, Star Wars, Marvel, and Frozen.

Dave Harris has been with Fisher-Price/Mattel for 23 years and leads the brands’ inventor relations teams located in East Aurora, IL, New York City, and El Segundo, CA.

Matt Nuccio heads up Design Edge, an international design development agency with offices in New York and Hong Kong. The company designs packaging, products, and displays, and builds prototypes for toy companies.

The Chicago Toy and Game Group Advisory Board members include:
Karri Bean
Peggy Brown
Mary Couzin
Ben Dermer
Richard Gill
Alan Hassenfeld
Dave Harris
Dan Klitsner
Rich Mazel
Matt Nucio
Phil Sage
Gary Swisher
Tanya Thompson
Tim Walsh
David Yakos

About the author

Stephanie Grassullo

Stephanie Grassullo

Stephanie Grassullo is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. In addition to handling toy and licensing news and updates for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, Stephanie also writes toy reviews and commentaries for the Toy Insider. When she’s not binge-watching old episodes of Gossip Girl, Stephanie is always game for Boggle tournaments—she’s the titleholder Boggle champion in her family, and proud of it! Stephanie firmly believes that there is no awkward moment that can’t be remedied with the help of Bop It. To get to know her better, follow her on Twitter @steph_grass.