Hasbro appoints former WNBA president Laurel J Richie to its Board of Directors

The global play and entertainment company, Hasbro, has appointed the former president of the Women’s National Basketball Association, Laurel J Richie as an independent director to its Board of Directors.

Richie served as president of the WNBA from May 2011 to November 2015. Prior to that she served as chief marketing officer of Girl Scouts of the United States of America from 2008 to 2011. She has been called a ‘trailblazer throughout her esteemed career.’

“Laurel is a highly accomplished executive whose extraordinary marketing and brand-management skills, combined with her deep passion for diversity and inclusion, make her a tremendous addition to Hasbro’s Board of Directors,” said Hasbro chairman and chief executive officer, Brian Goldner. “We welcome her to our existing talented Board.”

Recently, Richie has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business by The Network Journal, awarded Ebony Magazine’s Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications Award, and named to Ebony’s Power 100 List. She has also been recognised by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the Most Influential African Americans in Sports and by Savoy magazine as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

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