by The Chicago Times Business Staff
October 10, 2021
PAWTUCKET, RI — Hasbro, Inc. announced today that CEO Brian D. Goldner is taking a medical leave of absence that will take effect immediately.
“After careful consideration, I have decided to take a medical leave to focus on my health. I feel confident knowing the Company will be in the skilled hands of Rich Stoddart as Interim CEO, our highly experienced management team and the best employees in the business. Hasbro’s future couldn’t be brighter as we continue to Supercharge the Blueprint and build the world’s leading play and entertainment company.” Mr. Goldner said in a statement.
“It has been a privilege to serve Hasbro for the past seven years as a Board member. I am humbled to step in as Interim CEO and lead the Company as it continues to execute the Brand Blueprint strategy, while Brian takes time to focus on his health. Hasbro has the most creative teams across the consumer products, digital gaming and entertainment businesses, and there’s no limit to what we can accomplish together.” added Mr. Stoddart in a statement.