June 1, 2018
Victory Tailgate Taps Industry Leader to Lead Licensing and Marketing Efforts
Tailgate Games Innovator Strengthens Commitment to Collegiate and Other Licensed Business
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orlando, FL – Today, Victory Tailgate (victorytailgate.com) announced it has hired well-respected 16-year industry veteran Susan “Susie” Galbraith to head up its expanding collegiate and other licensed partnerships. VT recently executed its 43rd exclusive with the country’s leading universities. The addition of Susie to the VT team will help to ensure the continued success of VT’s partnerships as it rolls out additional first-to-market and best quality tailgate game offerings.
Susie, who will serve as VT’s Vice President for Licensing & Marketing, spent the last 5 years at Arizona State University (ASU) where she worked with her colleagues and the university’s agency, retailers, and licensees, to triple the size of ASU’s licensing program – making the ASU program one of the country’s fastest growing major programs.
Prior to her stint at ASU, Susie worked at The Collegiate Licensing Company (now IMG College Licensing) where she oversaw the management of dozens of university licensing programs throughout the country. Her impressive successes in maximizing opportunities for IMGCL clients were rewarded by the organization when CLC recognized Susie as the organization’s Employee of the Year. Susie started her career in collegiate licensing at her alma mater the University of Montana, where she laid the foundations for what is now one of the stalwart leading collegiate brands at the FCS Football level.
Throughout her career Susie has been an active member of the International Collegiate Licensing Association (ICLA) serving as both a board member and convention programming committee member.
“I am very excited to join a team at VT that has taken the industry by storm with its phenomenal growth during the last half decade,” Said Susie recently. “I look forward to contributing to VT’s continued success as it maximizes its partnerships with universities and other leading brand owners.”
“Susie is a perfect fit for our team here at VT because she has a relentless work ethic, a track record of success, and an impeccable character.” Said Scott Sims, Founder and CEO of Victory Tailgate. “Her understanding of powerful brands and what it takes to establish them in key retail channels and product categories, will help us to deliver for our universities and other brand owners, our customers, and our distribution partners. We will rely heavily on her leadership as we navigate an increasingly complex licensed product landscape.”
About Victory Tailgate
Founded in 2008, Victory Tailgate is the largest manufacturer of custom tailgate games in the United States. Victory Tailgate prides itself in its products having the highest standards of quality and durability, along with unlimited graphic design and customization capabilities. Victory Tailgate games are designed, manufactured, and shipped from our Orlando, Florida facility. Victory Tailgate is proud to be licensed partners with over 600 colleges, all major professional sports leagues, and numerous iconic brands.
Scott Sims, CEO/Founder Victory Tailgate, firstname.lastname@example.org