Executive Bios


Lisa McKnight

Senior Vice President and Global Brand General Manager, Barbie

Lisa McKnight serves as Senior Vice President and Global General Manager for Mattel’s Barbie brand, a role she has held since 2016. In this role, McKnight leads a global team that’s focused on brand...

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Kimberly Culmone

Vice President, Barbie Design

Kim serves as Mattel’s Vice President of Barbie Design, a position she has held since 2013. In this role, Kim sets the global creative vision for the No. 1 girls’ toy property in the world. She and...

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Robert Best

Senior Director, Barbie Design

Twenty years ago, a talented young fashion designer met his muse. That designer is Robert Best and his inspiration was Barbie. After designing for Donna Karan and Isaac Mizrahi, Best came to Mattel to...

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Kristina Duncan

Vice President of Global Marketing Communications, Barbie

Kristina Duncan is the Vice President, Global Marketing Communications at Mattel with responsibility for all Branding, Advertising, Retail Merchandising, and Digital Creative for the Barbie brand globally. Throughout...

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Michelle Chidoni

Vice President, Global Brand Communications

Michelle Chidoni serves as Vice President of Global Brand Communications for Mattel, a position she has held since 2016. She oversees global brand communications for Mattel’s power brands and licensed...

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