Aaron Muderick named executive chairman of the Toy Association
The Toy Association Board of Directors announced that it had elected Aaron Muderick, founder of Crazy Aaron’s and inventor of Thinking Putty, as Executive Chairman of the Board. Muderick has served on the board since 2019 and most recently served as vice president of the Toy Association since 2021.
“I am excited to use my experience in the toy industry to serve our members,” says Muderick. “I look forward to leading this council to foster member success and encourage creativity while continuing to promote safe play and toys.”
Aaron recently retired from his role as chairman of his local municipal government which he had held since 2016 after serving as vice-chairman for six years. Over the years, Aaron has held many positions, successfully bringing together government and business. In addition to his elected municipal position, Muderick is also a local volunteer firefighter and served as the pyrotechnics team leader for the annual fireworks show.
“Aaron Muderick is an inspired choice to lead the governance of The Toy Association, as he has proven to be a valued member of the Board of Directors and a tireless volunteer on many of our committees that positively impact the toy industry. toy,” said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO. officer, The Toy Association. “As a successful inventor, entrepreneur and business leader, Aaron brings to this role a deep appreciation for the full range of our diverse membership and shares the Association’s commitment to aggressively protect and promote all the world in the vast community of toys and games, member or not. .
Muderick is also treasurer of GEEO, a non-profit organization that allows teachers to travel abroad and share their experiences with their students when they return to class. The organization’s goal is to promote a more outward-looking worldview among American students. Last season, more than 500 teachers traveled the world with GEEO during their summer holidays.
“Aaron has truly done everything from advocating for the needs of the specialty toy retail industry to testifying before the US Senate about the safety risks of illicit counterfeit toys sold in online marketplaces,” says Pasierb. “At a time of unprecedented disruption to global supply chains and rapidly changing consumer behavior, Aaron’s commitment to serving others and providing solutions is sure to be a great benefit.”