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 need.

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 need?

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 wagon?

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 shirt.

TIF: We would love to see that!

Robert Pasin

Visit our website to learn other benefits Leaders Circle members enjoy or contact Foundation Manager Marisa Medina at 646-454-5581.