The US Toy Industry Association has appointed Stephen J. Pasierb as its new president and CEO.
In his role, Pasierb will be responsible for leading the growth, development and oversight of the Association that accounts for 90 per cent of US domestic toy sales.
He will succeed current president and CEO, carter Keithley, who will retire at the end of April.
Pasierb previously served as president and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, the nation’s largest non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing substance abuse among adolescents.
Pasierb helped the partnership launch numerous advocacy programmes in prevention, intervention and support in addiction treatment.
“After serving nearly 15 years at the helm of the Partnership, Mr Pasirb has demonstrated highly successful, organizational and fiscal management abilities, and is well-positioned to enhance TIA’s member services and support,” said John Gessert, chairman of the TIA Board of Directors and president of American Plastic Toys.
“His background and talent set are ideal for advancing our efforts in promoting toy safety and elevating awareness of the critical benefits of play in child development.
“We look forward to welcoming Mr Pasierb’s tremendous experience and talent to TIA.”