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Laurie Schacht

Communications Chair

CEO/Toy Insider
Adventure Publishing

Laurie Schacht is President and Chief Toy Officer of The Toy Insider, the No. 1 resource for parents, grandparents and any gift-giver looking for the perfect toys and gifts for the kids in their lives.

Based in New York City, The Toy Insider is published by Adventure Publishing Group, which also produces trade magazines The Toy Book, The Licensing Book, keeping toy retailers and manufacturers up-to-date on all industry breaking news and deals.

Laurie has more than 25 years of experience in the toy industry, reporting on and overseeing changes and trends in the business. She has been quoted in major broadcast and print media outlets, such as The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, ABC World News Now, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Bloomberg News, Excite, and Yahoo! Finance.

Laurie provides toy advice to parents and bloggers and is a contributing editor at Family Circle magazine, where she serves as the resident toy expert. She is the contributing toy editor to Grandparents.com, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post blog and Foxnews.com (Chicago).