Alumni Spotlights

Mark Roesler, J.D., '82

Founder, Chairman and CEO, CMG Worldwide

Mark Roesler, ’82, founder, chairman and CEO of CMG Worldwide, is the pre-eminent authority on the valuing, marketing and protecting of celebrities’ intellectual property rights.

In a 2009 segment of “60 Minutes,” television journalist Steve Kroft said, “No other agent in the world represents more famous people than Mark Roesler, stroll down Hollywood Boulevard with him and he’ll point out 62 of his clients who are immortalized with their own stars on the ‘Walk of Fame’ . . .”

The IU McKinney graduate has represented and worked with more than 1,000 celebrities, including such icons and legends as Elvis Presley, Norman Rockwell, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Jackie Robinson and Amelia Earhart. Roesler and his company represent the marketing and legal interests of his various clients, particularly focusing on establishing their rights of publicity, trademarks and copyrights.