Alan G. Hassenfeld

Inducted: 2009
Born: 1948 - Died:

Alan Hassenfeld is the former chairman of the board and present chairman of the executive committee of Hasbro, Inc., a multi-billion dollar international toy company. Under his leadership, Hasbro has become a worldwide leader in children’s and family entertainment. Its brands and products are some of the most recognizable and respected throughout the world.

Alan is a business leader with a passion for philanthropy. His far-reaching impact has crossed local, regional, national and international borders. From the beginning of his career, he has been involved in literally hundreds of charitable and social causes. His enthusiasm and spirit has touched the lives of millions of people and impacted communities across the world. Whether he is fighting for the human rights of manufacturing workers in Asia or making decisions as the Chairman of the Scholar Athlete Games, his energy and guidance always provide positive results.

Alan believes in active leadership. Through his charitable work and foundation participation, he has the ability to stay involved in hundreds of community, social, and political causes. Primarily, these include children’s issues, social responsibility, and political reform. His goal is always to focus on what can be done better and what needs to be developed in order to establish foundations for lasting success.

Mr. Hassenfeld has been honored many times for his multi-faceted efforts. His awards come from diverse organizations including universities, charitable organizations, political and religious communities, and corporate institutes. Alan has focused much time throughout his life on global issues and concerns. He has used his position as chairman of the board at Hasbro to affect the lives of people across the world in positive ways.

Mr. Hassenfeld has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and has been awarded numerous honorary degrees from prestigious universities around the world. He lives in Bristol, Rhode Island with Vivien, his wife of 19 years. He joins his equally illustrious and magnanimous parents–Merrill and Sylvia Hassenfeld–in the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.

–Arlene Violet, Esq.

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