Hasbro Appoints Najuma Atkinson as Chief Human Resources Officer | Business

PAWTUCKET, RI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 19, 2022–

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS), a global games and entertainment company, today announced that Najuma (Naj) Atkinson has been named chief human resources officer. She assumes the role following the previously announced retirement of Dolph Johnson, global chief human resources officer, after more than two decades of service at Hasbro.

Naj Atkinson (Photo: Business Wire)

In her new role, Ms. Atkinson will lead Hasbro’s global human resources organization, developing a people and culture strategy that attracts and retains top talent, supporting the acceleration of Hasbro’s brand plan. Ms. Atkinson will also champion the company’s efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion, an area in which she has long been committed. Foster an environment where leaders and team members exemplify Hasbro’s values ​​of treating people with fairness, dignity, and respect, and always acting ethically.

“Naj has already been a terrific addition to our team with her global HR experience, digital-focused mindset and deep expertise in talent development, and I am excited to continue working with her as Director of Human Resources,” said Chris Cocks, Managing Director. Officer, Hasbro. “She understands the capabilities and new technologies needed to recruit top talent to execute the Hasbro game plan and position us for future success.”

Mr. Cocks continued, “On behalf of our Board of Directors, the management team and all of Hasbro, I also want to express my deepest gratitude to Dolph for his countless contributions to Hasbro over the 20 years and his transformational work at the helm of our global society. Organization and strategy of human resources. He has been a loyal teammate, friend and mentor, and we wish him well in his well-deserved retirement.

Ms. Atkinson joined Hasbro in September from Dell Technologies, where she most recently served as senior vice president of global HR services. Prior to this role, she spent two decades with the company in roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resources, Customer Experience and Strategy. Ms. Atkinson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Fisk University and a master’s degree in organizational management from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. She is extremely passionate about community service, especially efforts to support underserved youth in the community.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) is a global games and entertainment company committed to making the world a better place for all kids, fans and families. Hasbro delivers immersive brand experiences for global audiences through consumer products, including toys and games; entertainment through eOne, its independent studio; and games, led by the team at Wizards of the Coast, an award-winning tabletop and digital game developer best known for the fantasy franchises MAGIC: THE GATHERING and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.

The company’s unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands includes MAGIC: THE GATHERING, NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as leading partner brands. . Over the past decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the Top 100 Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute. Important corporate and brand updates are shared regularly on our Investor Relations website, newsroom and social media channels (@Hasbro on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn).

Media: Carrie Ratner | Hasbro, Inc. | (401) 556-2720 |[email protected]

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PUBLISHED: 05/19/2022 14:20 / DISK: 05/19/2022 14:22

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