Sad news out of Rhode Island today. Brian Goldner, long time CEO of Hasbro has passed away at the age of 58 due to a long time battle with cancer. Several outlets including CNBC have reported this unfortunate news. Hasbro has also posted about this on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Goldner became CEO in 2008 after joining the company in 2000. He was one of the forces responsible for moving Hasbro into the realm of entertainment in addition to toy production. Recently, he helped guide Hasbro in its acquisition of Entertainment One, the studio behind brands like "Peppa Pig".
From my own experience, I can say that Mr. Goldner was charismatic, engaging and very generous with his time in the few interactions I had with him over the last decade. BWTF sends its deepest condolences to all of Mr. Goldner's family and friends.
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