Press Release

The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation announces that a new Trustee, Mr. Robert A. Eckert, has been elected to its Board of Trustees.

He began his business career at Kraft in 1977 and rose through the ranks to serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer from October 1997 to May 2000. Bob then served as the Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc. from May 2000 through December 2011 where he earned recognition as one of the “Top 25 Managers of the Year” by BusinessWeek in 2002.

“Bob Eckert is an accomplished business and civic leader in Southern California, and we are very pleased that he is joining our Board,” said Dr. Pisano, the President of the Board. “Bob’s addition reflects the Haynes Foundation’s commitment to social science research that can positively impact public policy for Los Angeles.”

The new Trustee joins the eight incumbent Trustees: Mr. Gil Garcetti, Mr. Philip M. Hawley, Mr. Enrique Hernandez, Dr. Daniel A. Mazmanian, Dr. Jane G. Pisano, Mr. Gilbert T. Ray, Mr. Roberto Suro and Mr. Willis B. Wood, Jr.