Ann Buckingham, Arts '85

Ann BuckinghamSenior Vice President, Global Brand Merchandising and Product Design, The Walt Disney Company

Ann Buckingham is a global business executive with 25+ years of experience in both vertical and licensed businesses. Ann possesses deep expertise in consumer products, licensing, sales, product development, sourcing, marketing, and merchandising. Skilled at building strong relationships with top business executives, clients, and employees. She has hands-on experience with start-ups, growth, turnaround, and restructuring businesses. She is a dedicated team leader driven to performance at the highest standard. Ann currently is Global VP, Consumer Products Softlines at DreamWorks Animation. Her responsibilities include licensing, brand development, category management, and product development.

Prior to joining DreamWorks Animation in 2013, Ann worked at the Walt Disney Company for 7 years and held several key Director of Licensing positions in their Consumer Products Division. Ann was very instrumental in developing consumer products.