Board of Directors

  • Richard Stoddart

    Richard S. Stoddart

    Chair of the Board

    Hasbro, Inc.

    Richard S. Stoddart

    Chair of the Board

    Hasbro, Inc.

    Richard S. Stoddart is Chair of Hasbro’s Board of Directors. Mr. Stoddart most recently served as Hasbro’s interim Chief Executive Officer from October 2021 to February 2022, following the passing of the Company’s former Chairman and CEO, Brian Goldner.

    Prior to that appointment, Mr. Stoddart was the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, Inc., the largest global marketing execution company, serving in that role from 2018 until 2020 when Innerworkings, Inc. was acquired. During his time at Innerworkings, he was widely recognized for his strategic and commercial leadership of the company, investor and analyst communications, and financial stewardship as well as his expertise in all facets of marketing execution and marketing supply chain management.

    Mr. Stoddart was the Chief Executive Officer/Global President of Leo Burnett Worldwide, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, from February 2016 to 2018, where he was recognized for his leadership in the development and integration of shopper, digital, social and mobile capabilities as part of a company’s overall marketing and brand strategy. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Leo Burnett North America from 2013 to 2016 and the President of Leo Burnett North America from 2005 to 2013.

    Mr. Stoddart brings to the Board extensive experience leading and driving profitable growth at global organizations, as well as strong expertise in brand-building, integrated marketing, business transformation, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, marketing supply chain management and building global teams.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Extensive experience in the advertising, marketing and communications industries, including in television, digital, social media, point-of-sale, packaging and print, and in building global brands and businesses.
    • As the former Chief Executive Officer of InnerWorkings, the largest global marketing execution company, Mr. Stoddart became recognized for his strategic and commercial leadership of the company, investor and analyst communications, and financial stewardship as well as his expertise in all facets of marketing execution and marketing supply chain management.
    • In his prior role as Chief Executive Officer of one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, Mr. Stoddart was recognized for his leadership in the development and integration of shopper, digital, social and mobile capabilities as part of a company’s overall marketing and brand strategy
    • Possesses knowledge, expertise and experience regarding branding and brand building, marketing and marketing strategy across media platforms, including in traditional advertising, digital advertising and social media; expertise in media planning, launching branded content and products; expertise in marketing production, logistics and execution; and expertise in media trends and strategic planning for businesses building content-driven brands.

    OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

    • None

    FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

    • Innerworkings, Inc.
    Independent Director
    Chairman of the Board
    • Kenneth Bronfin

      Kenneth A. Bronfin

      Senior Managing Director

      Hearst Ventures

      Kenneth A. Bronfin

      Senior Managing Director

      Hearst Ventures

      Kenneth A. Bronfin is Senior Managing Director of Hearst Ventures, the strategic investment division of diversified media, information and services company Hearst Corporation, serving in this role since 2013. Under his leadership, Hearst Ventures has grown to become one of the most active and successful corporate venture funds in the world with more than $1 billion invested to date. In addition to this role, Mr. Bronfin acts as a strategic resource to Hearst businesses as they pursue their own digital operational and M&A strategies.

      Prior to that, Mr. Bronfin served as President of Hearst Interactive Media and Technology Group since 2002, leading Hearst’s efforts in digital media alongside the company’s media operating groups, and Deputy Group Head of Hearst Interactive Media since 1996. Previously, Mr. Bronfin was with NBC for over 10 years, where he served as general manager of NBC’s digital television group, a founder of the Interactive Media Group and vice president of NBC Cable and Business Development.

      Mr. Bronfin is a growth-oriented business leader who brings to the Board more than 35 years of experience in media, digital media and entertainment industries, in addition to expertise and experience making strategic long-term capital allocation decisions through leadership roles in venture capital.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • Broad expertise and experience in operational and executive roles in the traditional and digital media sectors, including work in strategic planning, capital allocation, business development, technology development and corporate finance.
      • More than 25 years of experience in evaluating, investing in, and growing a broad range of technology and digital ventures, including digital gaming companies, while leading a global corporate venture capital organization.
      • Experience in executive positions where he led new business ventures, strategic investments, and acquisitions across the digital content and technology sectors.
      • Substantial international expertise in a range of operational skills in and around business development, advertising and marketing, consumer insights, business analytics, and talent development.
      • Experience serving on private and public company boards of directors, both domestic and international.

      OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

      • None

      FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

      • None
      Independent Director
    • Michael  Burns

      Michael Burns

      Vice Chairman

      Lions Gate Entertainment

      Michael Burns

      Vice Chairman

      Lions Gate Entertainment

      Michael R. Burns is the Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of Lionsgate, a global entertainment company with extensive motion picture and television operations, serving in this role since 2000. Mr. Burns has played an integral role in building Lionsgate into a multibillion-dollar diversified global content platform with a reputation for innovation. He also helped spearhead Lionsgate’s acquisition of Starz, the biggest deal in the company’s history. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Burns was the Managing Director and Head of the Los Angeles Investment Banking Office of Prudential Securities Inc. 

      Mr. Burns brings to the Board extensive experience in developing and distributing award-winning original content, as well as strong expertise in strategic growth, financial management and integrated storytelling.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      • Extensive knowledge and experience in content development and brand building, including in the use of creative storytelling and immersive entertainment across platforms to build global entertainment franchises, including The Hunger Games and John Wick film franchises.
      • Significant experience in the entertainment industry, including operating and financial expertise in motion picture and television development, production, financing, marketing, distribution and monetization.
      • Expertise in strategic planning, investing and content building in media and entertainment-driven multi-platform businesses.
      • Investment banking, corporate finance and international business experience.

      OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

      • Lionsgate

      FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

      • None
      Independent Director
      • Hope Cochran

        Hope Cochran

        Managing Director

        Madrona Venture Group

        Hope Cochran

        Managing Director

        Madrona Venture Group

        Hope F. Cochran is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group, a technology-focused venture capital group. Prior to joining Madrona in January 2017, Ms. Cochran was the Chief Financial Officer of King Digital Entertainment, the creator of Candy Crush and other successful mobile games, from 2013 to 2016. In this role, she helped drive the company’s significant employee and revenue growth, guided the Company’s IPO and successfully completed a $5.9 billion acquisition by Activision. From 2005 to 2013, Ms. Cochran was a financial executive at Clearwire, Inc., serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2011 to 2013, where she brought the company through $12 billion of capital raises including an IPO, secondary offering, multiple debt offerings and strategic investments from large public companies.

        Among other honors, Ms. Cochran has been named one of Fortune’s Top 10 Women in Gaming, Women Inc.’s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Director and Puget Sound CFO of the Year for Public Companies, and received a Top 50 Global Telecom CFO award from Global Telecom Business. In 2021, Puget Sound Business Journal named Ms. Cochran a Director of the Year in recognition of her outstanding service to the Boards of Hasbro, New Relic and MongoDB.

        Ms. Cochran brings to the Board extensive knowledge of digital and mobile gaming, a proven track record in financial and growth-focused leadership roles and valuable experience managing global teams and businesses.

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • Extensive experience spanning more than 20 years as a senior financial executive in the digital gaming and telecom industries.
        • Significant knowledge of development of digital content businesses.
        • International business expertise in managing global teams, and talent in managing, growing and overseeing global businesses.
        • Substantial experience as a chief financial officer and overseeing financial and accounting issues for public companies.

        OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

        • MongoDB, Inc.
        • Audit Committee Chair
        • New Relic, Inc.
        • Lead Independent Director

        FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

        • None
        Independent Director
      • Chris Cocks

        Chris Cocks

        Chief Executive Officer

        Hasbro, Inc.

        Chris Cocks

        Chief Executive Officer

        Hasbro, Inc.

        Mr. Cocks has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro since February 2022. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wizards of the Coast and Digital Gaming since 2021 and prior to that served as President of Wizards of the Coast since 2016, when he joined Hasbro from Microsoft.

        Mr. Cocks’s vision, skills and experience, combined with his extensive omni-channel background and proven track record, make him uniquely positioned to unlock Hasbro’s future potential and drive supercharged growth across Hasbro’s brands.

        Under Mr. Cocks’s executive leadership as President and COO of Wizards of the Coast, Wizards of the Coast grew by over 150% in global revenue, surpassing $1 billion in 2021. His bold new approach to customer segmentation unlocked numerous multi-hundred-million-dollar insights and led Wizard’s iconic brand MAGIC: THE GATHERING to multiple years of consecutive growth since 2018. Mr. Cocks was instrumental in the successful expansion into digital through MAGIC: THE GATHERING Arena for PC and mobile. Additionally, with Mr. Cocks at the helm, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS became a pop culture powerhouse with over 50M fans to date, and through innovative ideas in digital gaming and entertainment, the brand is set up for ongoing success.

        Prior to Hasbro, Mr. Cocks has had numerous brand management, digital marketing, technical, sales and general management experiences at companies including Microsoft, Leapfrog and Procter & Gamble, working on category-leading brands including Xbox, Halo, Fable, Leapster, Actonel, MSN and Windows.

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • Highly strategic leader, who understands how to create and nurture brands to drive fan and consumer connection across channels.
        • Ability to channel storytelling passion into consumer experiences — across gaming, consumer products and entertainment.
        • Unique vision, skill and experience in tabletop and digital gaming, combined with extensive omni-channel experience and proven track record.

        OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

        • None

        FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

        • None
        • Lisa Gersh

          Lisa Gersh

          Outside Advisor; Former Chief Executive Officer

          Alexander Wang

          Lisa Gersh

          Outside Advisor; Former Chief Executive Officer

          Alexander Wang

          Lisa Gersh is an outside advisor to companies investing in the media space. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Wang, a global fashion brand, from October 2017 to October 2018. Ms. Gersh served as the Chief Executive Officer of Goop, Inc., a lifestyle publication curated by Gwyneth Paltrow, from 2014 to 2016, facilitating the transformation of the company from a blog into the first contextual commerce brand. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., an integrated media and merchandising company, from 2012 to 2013. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2011 to 2012, and a director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2011 to 2013. 

          Ms. Gersh also co-founded Oxygen Media in 1998 – the first-ever, multi-platform brand and content creator for women, by women – remaining its President and Chief Operating Officer until the company’s sale to NBC in 2007.

          Ms. Gersh brings to the Board extensive experience building and leading brand-driven businesses as well as strong knowledge of digital media, retail and integrated marketing.

          QUALIFICATIONS

          • Extensive experience in the media, branded products and entertainment industries, including television, digital entertainment and publishing.
          • Operating and executive positions with multiple leading media and brand-driven companies, including as Chief Executive Officer of Alexander Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Goop, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and President and co- founder of Oxygen Media.
          • Expertise in business and strategic planning, in media, retail, brand-driven and entertainment industries, including the cable television and digital industries.
          • Skilled and highly knowledgeable in marketing and branding, media trends and in building global brand-driven businesses.

          OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

          • Moneylion
            • Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
            • Compensation Committee
          • Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, Ltd.
            • Compensation Committee Chair
            • Audit Committee

          FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

          • Establishment Labs Holdings Inc.
          • comScore, Inc.
          Independent Director
          • Liz Hamren

            Elizabeth Hamren

            Chief Operating Officer

            Discord Inc.

            Elizabeth Hamren

            Chief Operating Officer

            Discord Inc.

            Elizabeth Hamren has served as Chief Operating Officer at Discord Inc., a voice, video and text communication service that enables people to gather virtually, including while gaming, since December 2021. In her role, she oversees Discord’s go-to-market teams across marketing, business development and operations, bringing extensive management experience at world-class companies and expertise leading marketing, product and engineering teams. 

            Prior to joining Discord, Ms. Hamren served as a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation from March 2017 to December 2021 running product and engineering for Xbox consumer products, including developing and launching the Xbox Series X|S and leading Xbox Game Pass. Prior to that, from August 2015 to March 2017, she led Global Marketing and Sales for Oculus at Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.), where she launched the industry-defining Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.

            Earlier in her career, from November 2012 to October 2014, Ms. Hamren was Vice President of Marketing at Dropcam, Inc., where she ran marketing, subscriptions, and direct sales, prior to the company being sold to Google/Nest. Ms. Hamren holds a BSE in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

            Ms. Hamren brings to the Board extensive leadership experience in digital gaming, consumer products, strategic growth and capital allocation, in addition to a fresh digital perspective that will be invaluable to Hasbro’s brands and broader business.

            QUALIFICATIONS

            • Extensive management experience at world-class companies.
            • Extensive background in engineering, product management, marketing and operations for subscription-based technology products and gaming companies.
            • Expert in consumer tech products, including leading product and engineering for Xbox consumer products and services, including the flagship Xbox Game Pass subscription service, Xbox hardware and platform software, and PC experiences.
            • Proven track record in leading companies to growth in user base, including direct experience launching and scaling some of the most popular consumer technology and subscription-based services in the world.

            OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

            • LegalZoom.com, Inc.

            FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

            • None
            Independent Director
          • Blake Jorgensen

            Blake Jorgensen

            Executive Vice President, Special Projects

            Electronic Arts Inc.

            Blake Jorgensen

            Executive Vice President, Special Projects

            Electronic Arts Inc.

            Blake Jorgensen is Executive Vice President of Special Projects at leading video game company Electronic Arts Inc. (“EA”), which he joined in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jorgensen has over 20 years of experience in finance across various industries with a deep understanding of finance, consumer products, technology and gaming. Mr. Jorgensen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EA from September 2012 to March 2022, and as EA’s Chief Operating Officer from April 2018 to October 2021. Since 2012, he has also managed EA’s Business Development team which is in charge of all licensing deals in sports and entertainment, as well as the Corporate Development team which is in charge of all M&A and partnerships.

            Prior to joining EA, Mr. Jorgensen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. from July 2009 to August 2012 and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Yahoo! Inc. from June 2007 to June 2009. Before joining Yahoo! Inc., Mr. Jorgensen also served as the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Director of Investment Banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he cofounded in 1998. He has also held financial and operational positions at Montgomery Securities, MAC Group/Gemini Consulting and Marakon Associates. Mr. Jorgensen earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University.

            Mr. Jorgensen brings to the Board impressive expertise in capital allocation, gaming, consumer products and technology, in addition to a proven track record of shareholder value creation.

            QUALIFICATIONS

            • More than a decade as a senior executive at a leading digital gaming company.
            • Deep experience across finance, operations, consumer products, technology and gaming.
            • Expertise in capital allocation as a C-suite executive at multiple public companies, completing multiple significant M&A transactions throughout his career.
            • Consistent track record of driving growth and shareholder returns.
            • Demonstrated change agent leading a shift in revenue mix from legacy format to next generation interactivity in a leading digital gaming company.

            OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

            • None

            FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

            • None
            Independent Director
          • Tracy Leinbach

            Tracy A. Leinbach

            Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

            Ryder System, Inc.

            Tracy A. Leinbach

            Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

            Ryder System, Inc.

            Tracy A. Leinbach served as interim Chair of the Board from October 2021 to February 2022, following the passing of the Company’s long-time Chairman and CEO, Brian Goldner. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ryder System, Inc., a global leader in supply chain, warehousing and transportation management solutions, from 2003 until 2006. During her career at Ryder spanning over 21 years, Ms. Leinbach led the Company’s largest business unit in the U.S. as well as units in Europe, Mexico and Canada, with responsibility for functions including operations, sales and marketing and financial management.

            Prior thereto, Ms. Leinbach served as Executive Vice President, Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder since 2001. Prior to her career with Ryder, Ms. Leinbach worked for Pricewaterhouse in public accounting and was a CPA.

            Ms. Leinbach brings to the Board extensive knowledge and expertise in corporate finance, supply chain and operations, strategic planning, risk management and multinational corporation management.

            QUALIFICATIONS

            • Experience as public company CFO and at many of Ryder’s subsidiaries and divisions.
            • P&L responsibility for the Company’s largest business unit in the U.S., as well as units in Europe, Mexico and Canada.
            • Expertise in transportation, supply chain and logistics, including significant experience in global operating and financial management, responsibility and oversight, as well as global supply chain management, spanning a career with Ryder of over 21 years.
            • Possesses knowledge, expertise and experience in strategic planning, management, operations, logistics and risk management for a large multinational company, corporate finance, sales, and expertise in issues regarding financial reporting and accounting issues for large public companies.

            OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

            • Veritiv Corporation
              • Compensation and Leadership Development Committee
              • Nominating and Governance Committee

            FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

            • Forward Air Corporation
            Independent Director
          • Edward Philip

            Edward M. Philip

            Retired Chief Operating Officer

            Partners in Health

            Edward M. Philip

            Retired Chief Operating Officer

            Partners in Health

            Edward M. Philip served as the Chief Operating Officer of Partners in Health, a non-profit healthcare organization, from January 2013 to March 2017. In addition, Mr. Philip was a Special Partner at Highland Consumer Fund, a consumer-oriented private equity fund, serving in this role from 2013 to 2017. He served as Managing General Partner at Highland Consumer Fund from 2006 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Philip served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Decision Matrix Group, Inc., a research and consulting firm, from May 2004 to November 2005, and was Senior Vice President of Terra Networks, S.A., a global Internet company, from October 2000 to January 2004.

            In 1995, Mr. Philip joined Lycos, Inc., one of the first Internet service provider and search companies, as one of its founding members and held the positions of President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at different times. While at Lycos, he helped take the company from a start-up venture with less than $2 million in funding to an international public company with operations in 42 countries, establishing Lycos as one of the premier internet companies with millions of visitors per day.

            Mr. Philip brings to the Board strong knowledge of digital and technology-focused industries as well as extensive operational and financial leadership experience at multinational corporations.

            QUALIFICATIONS

            • More than 30 years of business and management experience, including years of experience as both an operating executive and chief financial officer of multinational corporations.
            • Experience in strategic, business and financial planning in consumer-based and technology-based industries and in overseeing management teams of such companies, as well as in managing teams responding to complex and critical international issues.
            • Possesses expertise regarding internet and technology-based industries, the use of the internet and digital media for building businesses, expertise in strategic planning and execution in complex global organizations.
            • Expertise in consumer trends and in the family entertainment industry.
            • Significant experience in corporate finance, financial reporting and accounting matters for large multinational public companies, as well as in the operation and management of large multinational organizations.

            OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

            • Blade Urban Air Mobility
              • Audit Committee Chair
            • United Airlines Holdings, Inc
              • Audit Committee
              • Nominating and Governance Committee
            • BRP Inc.
              • Human Resources and Compensation Committee
              • Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee

            FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

            • None
            Independent Director
            • Laurel J. Richie

              Laurel J. Richie

              Former President

              Women’s National Basketball Association

              Laurel J. Richie

              Former President

              Women’s National Basketball Association

              Laurel J. Richie has been an independent branding consultant since 2015. Prior to her current role, Ms. Richie served as President of the Women’s National Basketball Association LLC (“WNBA”) from May 2011 to November 2015. Prior to her appointment in 2011 to the WNBA, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of Girl Scouts of the United States of America from 2008 to 2011. From 1984 to 2008, she held various positions at Ogilvy & Mather, including Senior Partner and Executive Group Director and founding member of the agency’s Diversity Advisory Board, where she spent more than two decades building brands for blue chip clients including American Express, Pepperidge Farm and Unilever, among others.

              Ms. Richie is a former Trustee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and served on the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College from 2012 to 2021, including as Chair of the Board from 2017 until 2021. She currently serves as a consultant and mentor to Fortune 100 c-suite executives on matters of personal leadership and corporate culture. Ms. 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. She has also been recognized 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.

              Ms. Richie brings to the Board extensive experience in marketing and brand-building, proven leadership skills, and a deep passion for diversity and inclusion.

              QUALIFICATIONS

              • Significant executive management and leadership experience, together with strategic and operational expertise.
              • Extensive experience and skills in global marketing and brand-management skills.
              • Deep experience in corporate culture.
              • Leader in creating and supporting diverse and inclusive teams.

              OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

              • Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.
                • Audit Committee
                • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Chair
              • Synchrony Financial
                • Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
                • Management Development and Compensation Committee Chair

              FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

              • None
              Independent Director
            • Mary Beth West

              Mary Beth West

              Former Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company

              The Hershey Company

              Mary Beth West

              Former Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, The Hershey Company

              The Hershey Company

              Mary Beth West served as Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer of The Hershey Company from May 2017 until January 2020. In this role, she drove the transformation of the company’s portfolio and oversaw the company’s growth and marketing strategies as well as communication, disruptive innovation, research and development, and mergers & acquisitions. She currently serves as an external advisor to McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, on growth and transformation projects for the company’s clients. 

              Ms. West served as Executive Vice President, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer of J.C. Penney Company from 2015 through March 2017, where she was responsible for revitalizing J.C. Penney's brand, establishing emotional connections with its customers and leveraging customer data to enhance the retailer's marketing efforts. From 2012 to 2014 she was the Executive Vice President, Chief Category & Marketing Officer for Mondelez International, Inc. Prior thereto, from 1986 to 2012, she served in various financial roles of increasing responsibility and culminating in her role as the Chief Marketing Officer for Kraft Foods, Inc.

              Ms. West has been recognized for her leadership achievements by Crain's Chicago Business, Girls Inc. and Advertising Age. Black Enterprise has named her among the 100 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and most recently as A Leading Woman in Advertising and Marketing.

              Ms. West brings to the Board a proven track record of growing and transforming consumer businesses, as well as strong expertise in data-driven marketing, consumer engagement and integrated storytelling.

              QUALIFICATIONS

              • Extensive experience and expertise in marketing, brand building, managing global franchises, understanding and applying consumer insights and developing compelling retail and sales experiences.
              • Possesses expertise in strategic and operational planning and execution, skill in managing global teams and a proven track record in delivering top tier consumer experiences and in building global brands.
              • Significant experience in developing growth strategies for complex consumer brand organizations, through use of insights, analytics, marketing, innovation, and research and development.
              • Deep experience in growing some of the world’s best known consumer brands through creative consumer engagement.

              OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

              • Albertsons Companies
                • Compensation Committee
                • Nominating, Governance and ESG Committee
              • Lowes Companies Inc.
                • Audit Committee
                • Sustainability Committee

              FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

              • None
              Independent Director
            • Linda Zecher

              Linda K. Zecher

              Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

              The Barkley Group

              Linda K. Zecher

              Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner

              The Barkley Group

              Linda Zecher Higgins is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of the Barkley Group, a consulting firm focused on cybersecurity and digital transformation, serving in this capacity since she founded the Barkley Group in January 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Higgins served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company, from 2011 to 2016.

              Ms. Higgins has also held senior roles with several top technology corporations. She was Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector of Microsoft Corporation from 2003 to 2011, Senior Vice President of Oracle's Government, Education, Telecommunications, Financial Services, and Healthcare Applications Division, and the 9th employee of PeopleSoft as VP of Sales and Marketing, later starting the International Division. She was also included in Women's Inc.’s 2018 list of most Influential Board Members.

              Ms. Higgins brings to the Board extensive experience overseeing growth and transformation at companies focused on technology, digital content, digital education, and online sales and marketing. Her experience also includes extensive value creation and leadership in capital markets, having taken one company public and restructured two companies.

              QUALIFICATIONS

              • Extensive experience in leading the transformation of businesses in the fields of digital publishing, digital learning, and online sales and marketing.
              • Expertise and skill in driving technological innovation and in leading content development and distribution across channels and platforms.
              • Possesses expertise and experience in unified analog and digital content development and distribution, in strategic planning and execution for businesses focused on global cross-platform content development and delivery.
              • Expertise in digital brand building, online business development and in driving technological innovation.

              OTHER CURRENT PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

              • C5 Capital
                • Audit Committee
              • Tenable Holdings, Inc.
                • Compensation Committee
                • Governance Committee

              FORMER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS HELD IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS

              • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
              Independent Director

            Chairman Emeritus/Former Director

            • Alan Hassenfeld

              Alan G. Hassenfeld

              Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

              Hasbro, Inc.

              Alan G. Hassenfeld

              Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

              Hasbro, Inc.
              Alan G. Hassenfeld was appointed Chairman Emeritus following the 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Hassenfeld served as Chairman of the Board of Hasbro, Inc. from 1989 to 2008. Prior to May 2003, Mr. Hassenfeld served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro since 1999, and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro since1989. He also served as Vice President of International Operations in 1972 and later served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales and then as Executive Vice President, prior to being named President of the Company in 1984 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 1989. Mr. Hassenfeld is chairman emeritus of the Governing Body of the International Council of Toy Industries CARE Process, Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation, and Co-Chair of the International Business School at Brandeis University.