Hasbro, Inc. appointed Laurel J. Richie as an independent director to its board of directors.
Richie served as president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 2011-2015, prior to which she served as chief marketing officer of Girl Scouts of the United States of America. She previously held positions at Ogilvy & Mather, including senior partner and executive group director, and was a founding member of the agency’s diversity advisory board.
“Laurel has been a trailblazer throughout her esteemed career and her proven leadership and sense of purpose will be a valuable asset to Hasbro’s board,” says Ted Philip, Hasbro’s lead independent director.
She currently serves as independent director of Synchrony Financial and Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., chair of the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College, and as a leadership consultant to Fortune 500 C-suite executives through Merryck & Co.
Richie was 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.