Mattel CEO honored by children's foundation

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Robert Eckert, chairman and CEO of Mattel, will be presented the community leader award at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation's 65th Anniversary Gala. The recognition acknowledges Eckert’s leadership and ongoing commitment to shaping the development of generations of children, inspiring creativity and innovation and for demonstrating what's possible through a world of play, Mattel reported.

“It is an incredible honor for Bob to be recognized by such an outstanding and worthwhile organization,” said Deidre Lind, executive director of Mattel’s philanthropy programs. “His caring and compassionate leadership drives Mattel’s continued focus on positively impacting children around the world, and allows us to fulfill our philanthropic mission of making a meaningful difference, one child at a time.”