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Hasbro adds ad industry exec to board


Hasbro has elected Richard Stoddart, CEO, North America at Leo Burnett Worldwide, to its board of directors.

“Richard Stoddart is highly accomplished within the advertising industry. He brings a wealth of experience in marketing communications and consumer engagement that will make him a valuable member of our Board,” said Hasbro chairman Alfred J. Verrecchia. “As a recognized leader in the advertising community, we look forward to Rich’s guidance and insight as we continue to deliver meaningful and lasting connections between our unparalleled portfolio of multi-platform brands and our consumers around the world.”

Prior to the CEO spot at Leo Burnett, Stoddart served as president of Leo Burnett North America in Chicago for eight years with clients such as General Motors, Proctor & Gamble, Allstate, Kellogg and McDonald’s.

He received his bachelors in arts in American government at Dartmouth College in 1985.

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