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Toys 'R' Us names general counsel

Scuttlebutt | February 10, 2017

Toys “R” Us, a toy and baby products retail company, has hired Cornell Boggs as executive vice president and general counsel, effective Feb. 15. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon.

Boggs joins Toys “R” Us from Dow Corning, where he served as SVP, general counsel, and corporate secretary. In that role, he oversaw teams in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, in addition to the United States and was responsible for legal, government affairs, compliance and ethics.

In his new role, Boggs will be responsible for leading all legal, corporate governance, and legislative matters for the company. He will provide advice and counsel to the leadership team on a wide-range of issues, including those focused on achieving the company’s growth objectives.

Boggs will be a key advocate for the Toys “R” Us brand, ensuring the company’s interests are represented in the many places around the globe where it does business. He will also work closely with the board of directors in his position as corporate secretary.

Before Dow Corning, Boggs was chief responsibility and ethics officer for MillerCoors/Coors Brewing Company. He also held senior-level roles with major global companies, including Tyco Plastics and Adhesives, Intel, Anheuser-Busch, and Monsanto and spent two years with the Department of Justice.