The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) revealed an immediate change in leadership.
Effective today, Sue Warfield is taking the helm as interim president of ASTRA. In a statement issued by the trade organization, ASTRA simply said that Kim Mosley, previous president, “is no longer employed by the association.”
Warfield, a 30-year toy industry vet, most recently served as director of member relations at ASTRA. During her career, she has been a sales representative and a toy store owner.
“I am grateful for Sue’s leadership at this time,” says Amy Saldanha, chair of the ASTRA Board. “Her expertise, relationships, and knowledge of our industry is unparalleled and will serve ASTRA well in the coming year.”
Additionally, ASTRA says that it has “full confidence in Sue’s ability to help the association navigate the holiday selling season during the pandemic.”
A search for a permanent president will begin in the spring.