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October 9, 1997 | From Reuters
Mattel Inc. President and Chief Executive Jill Elikann Barad, one of only two women to head a Fortune 500 company, will succeed John W. Amerman as chairman of Mattel's board of directors, the toy maker said Wednesday. Barad, 46, made her mark at Mattel by leading the effort that helped the Barbie doll achieve astronomical sales growth. She was named president and chief executive of Mattel in January.
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October 9, 1997 | From Reuters
Mattel Inc. President and Chief Executive Jill Elikann Barad, one of only two women to head a Fortune 500 company, will succeed John W. Amerman as chairman of Mattel's board of directors, the toy maker said Wednesday. Barad, 46, made her mark at Mattel by leading the effort that helped the Barbie doll achieve astronomical sales growth. She was named president and chief executive of Mattel in January.
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December 10, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the times that try toy makers' souls. Unless, that is, you're sitting on one of the hottest toys to hit--and quickly disappear from--retailer shelves. Jill Elikann Barad of Mattel has found herself in that position this Christmas. And last Christmas. And the one before that. Barad, who two months ago was named president of Mattel's domestic operations--a title she shares with former Tonka executive David M. Mauer--is the brains behind Mattel's latest hit, the Magic Nursery doll.
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December 10, 1990 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the times that try toy makers' souls. Unless, that is, you're sitting on one of the hottest toys to hit--and quickly disappear from--retailer shelves. Jill Elikann Barad of Mattel has found herself in that position this Christmas. And last Christmas. And the one before that. Barad, who two months ago was named president of Mattel's domestic operations--a title she shares with former Tonka executive David M. Mauer--is the brains behind Mattel's latest hit, the Magic Nursery doll.
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May 2, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Reebok International Ltd.'s shareholders approved a proposal at its annual meeting that asks the company to have all its directors elected at the same time. The nonbinding proposal was submitted in February by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or Calpers, which holds about 599,900 Reebok shares. Almost 53% of Reebok's shareholders approved the proposal, Calpers said.
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October 20, 1990 | MARIA L. La GANGA
Robert Sansone, president of Mattel U.S.A. and a prime mover in the company's turnaround, has decided to take some time off from toys. He will step down from his position and become senior adviser to John W. Amerman, Mattel Inc. chairman and chief executive. The announcement came one day after the Hawthorne-based toy maker posted record third-quarter and year-to-date earnings, timing that a company spokesman called mere coincidence.
BUSINESS
July 24, 1992 | ANDREA MAIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mattel Inc. promoted Jill Elikann Barad to the posts of chief operating officer and president on Thursday, making her the highest-ranking woman executive in Southern California and one of the highest in the nation. The move was applauded by toy industry analysts, who credited the promotion of Barad, one of two presidents of Mattel USA, to the strong sales she has created for the company's Barbie doll and other girls' toys. "I think it's great," said Carol Palmer of Duff & Phelps.
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May 7, 1992 | MARY LOU LOPER
On the April 29 opening day of Hollywood Park--one of Los Angeles's time-honored social occasions--the Goose Girl was bobbing on the pond and the mood was ecstatic as Rouge et Noir won the sixth race. Immediately after, television monitors at tables in the Turf Club switched to the Simi Valley courtroom and the Rodney G. King verdict. The "Sport of Kings" took a back seat. Not a few picked up their winnings and headed out.
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March 24, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
Yellow ribbons tie up the invitations for an Easter family brunch at the Regent Beverly Wilshire next Sunday to honor loved ones of Marines in the Persian Gulf. Les Dames of Los Angeles International Hostesses hit upon the concept and are calling it the Beverly Hills Easter Parade. The event benefits the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic.
BUSINESS
May 26, 1996 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jill Elikann Barad became marketing director for Mattel's popular Barbie doll in 1982, and she and the plastic clotheshorse have shared the fast track ever since. Mattel Inc., based in El Segundo, is that rare company that historically has moved women into key positions, and Barad, who turned 45 last week, has enjoyed a particularly meteoric ascent.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1996 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS
Those little germ factories also known as children have a pesky habit of getting sick on a regular basis, which leaves working parents with a dilemma: to lie (call in sick with an imaginary illness of their own) or not to lie (use up a precious vacation day). Of course, in a perfect world, this would not be a problem. The village would provide so that you could go back to your hunting and gathering. Boy, those Stone Agers had it easy.
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