Leaders Circle Spotlight: Robert Pasin
Robert Pasin – Chief Wagon Officer at Radio Flyer, Platinum
Leaders Circle member of the Toy Industry Foundation, and father of four
– chats about play and giving back.
TIF: In creating Radio Flyer, your grandfather’s dream was to
“bring joy to every boy and girl.” How does this inspire you?
Pasin: It permeates everything we do. Radio Flyer’s mission is to bring
smiles to kids of all ages and create warm memories that last a
lifetime. We are passionate about creating outstanding kids products
that inspire outdoor active play and touch families’ hearts.
TIF: Radio Flyer generously donates funds and toys to TIF. Why
did you decide to get involved on a personal level by joining the
Leaders Circle, as well?
Pasin: I first joined the Leaders Circle as a previous member of the TIA
Board. I remain a member of the Leaders Circle because the Toy Industry
Foundation supports those closest to Radio Flyer’s heart – kids in
TIF: What Foundation program excites you the most?
Pasin: The Toy Bank because it connects directly with what we do!
TIF: This year is The Toy Bank’s 10th anniversary. How should the
Foundation celebrate a decade of providing toys for children in
Pasin: I think the celebration goes beyond just the Foundation. Our
industry should be proud of this great milestone and celebrate by making
this the best year yet! If every company makes a toy donation, and a
financial gift to help run these programs, we could help even more kids.
No matter what the amount is, every bit helps.
TIF: When was the last time you rode in a Radio Flyer
Pasin: One of the more memorable wagon rides I’ve had was in 2006 at the
TOTY Awards Ceremony. As the Chairman of the 2006 TOTY Committee, I was
pulled on stage in an adult-sized Radio Flyer wagon during the ceremony.
We now have that wagon in our reception area and it reminds me of that
ride every time I see it.
TIF: Will you share something about yourself that we might
otherwise not know?
Pasin: When I'm not playing with ride-ons, I like to run marathons and I
have the words, "Go Wagon Boy Go" printed on my running
TIF: We would love to see that!
Visit our website to learn other benefits Leaders Circle members enjoy or contact Foundation Manager Marisa Medina at 646-454-5581.