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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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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