Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner dies By Reuters


© Reuters. Brian Goldner, President and CEO of Hasbro Inc., speaks at the Reuters Consumer and Retail Summit in New York on June 28, 2011. REUTERS / Brendan McDermid / Files

(Reuters) toy maker Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ 🙂 said Tuesday that longtime chairman and chief executive officer Brian Goldner died two days after taking sick leave.

In a statement last year, Goldner said he was under constant medical treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in 2014.

Board member and former CEO of a marketing company InnerWorkings (NASDAQ 🙂 Inc, Rich Stoddart, has replaced Goldner on an interim basis.

Goldner, 58, joined Hasbro in 2000 and was named CEO in 2008, the company said.

“He has expanded the company beyond toys and games to television, movies, digital games and beyond,” said Hasbro.

Goldner was also on the board of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ 🙂 Inc.

“(Goldner’s) leadership and leadership were key not only in bringing Viacom and CBS together, but also in realizing the vision that shaped the company,” said Shari Redstone, non-executive chairwoman of ViacomCBS.

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