Ms. Tonya Kirby is currently the Director of Licensing for The Original Retro Brand, a vertically-integrated international apparel company. Tonya is a long-term veteran of the retail, manufacturing and apparel industry. She has more than 20 years of first-hand industry experience and has held senior-level positions in several public and privately held companies to include Hanes, Gear for Sports and TaylorMade. Tonya's diversified background includes brand collaborations with some of the most notable sports leagues, brand licensing agents, music bands and the Licensors of 300+colleges/universities to include:
ALP, CFP, Kentucky Derby, NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, MLB, MiLB, MLS, PGA
Affinity, Exemplar, CLC, Fermata, Authentic Brands Group, Beanstalk, Chevron, Epic Rights, General Motors, Gridiron Greats, Lionsgate, Perryscope, Warner Music Group, SONY, Universal
Global Brands and Bands:
Barnes & Noble, Blondie, David Bowie, Def Leppard, Disney, Fanatics, Grateful Dead, KISS, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Nickelodeon, Guinness, Lennon & McCarthy, Miles Davis, MillerCoors, Motley Crue, Pabst, Pink Floyd, The Police, Star Wars, ZZ Top
Her specialties include contract negotiation, strategy, product development, trademark and licensing and brand management.
Although Tonya has spent her entire professional career working with some of the most notable brands, she is equally as passionate to work with entrepreneurs and non-profits with their branding efforts.