Sesame WorkshopSesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn has appointed four to his executive team as part of the broad reorganization he is undertaking six months into his tenure. The effort realigns Sesame Workshop’s strategy and structure to better deliver on its mission to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

Steve Youngwood joins as COO, Sherrie Westin takes on the new role of executive vice president of global impact and philanthropy, Brown Johnson joins as executive vice president and creative director, and Joseph Salvo joins as executive vice president and general counsel.

Youngwood will run the Media and Education unit, which includes all of the Workshop’s global commercial endeavors. Westin will oversee social impact and philanthropy, which includes domestic and international community engagement, as well as global philanthropic development. Reporting to them will be country managers responsible for managing the business across defined geographic regions.

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Phil Guie

Phil Guie

Phil Guie is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. He writes and edits articles for The Toy Book and The Licensing Book. Phil also serves as lead editor for The Toy Book Blog and The Toy Report newsletter, and manages social media for The Toy Book. But of course, Phil’s pride and joy are his weekly reviews for The Toy Insider, in which he writes about video games, movies, and other cool things. His hobbies include comics, baking, fidgeting, and traveling to off-the-beaten places and making new friends.