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Summer Infant names new CFO and head of product development

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Staff writer | Woonsocket, R.I., USA | November 7, 2014
Summer InfantNovember 7, 2014, Woonsocket, R.I., USA - Summer Infant, Inc. appointed William E. Mote, Jr. as the new CFO, effective November 10, and Annamaria Dooley as SVP of product development, effective November 6, 2014.
Prior to joining Summer Infant, Mr. Mote was Chief Financial Officer for The Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the largest hospitality and gaming operator in Alabama, where he was responsible for all financial operations of Sovereign Nation.

From 2010 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Finance at JAKKS Pacific, Inc., a diversified children's entertainment company, where he was a key member of the executive team in charge of worldwide financial operations.

Before that, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Easton-Bell Sports, where he was responsible for worldwide financial planning and analysis and strategic planning from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mote spent five years working in various global finance positions with increasing responsibility at Hewlett-Packard Company beginning in 2000.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and received an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University. Mr. Mote will replace Paul Francese, who will be leaving the Company after a transition period.

Prior to joining Summer Infant, Ms. Dooley was Chief Idea Officer of Anna Dooley Consulting, L.L.C., providing product development and marketing services for clients from large-scale multibillion-dollar corporations to medium-sized and small entrepreneurial start-ups.

From 1989 through 1998, Ms. Dooley worked in marketing and product development positions of increasing responsibility for Hasbro, culminating in her serving as EVP, Global Category Manager Infant & Preschool.

Prior to Hasbro, she spent five years at Stride Rite. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.


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