Amy BastugaChief People Officer, Radio Flyer
Amy Bastuga joined Radio Flyer in 2007. As Chief People Officer, she brings her HR expertise to a growing organization whose vision is to create an innovative environment where every employee says “I love my job.” She helps lead Radio Flyer to sustain a strong culture and company that is recognized as a best place to work. With her guidance, Radio Flyer has received over 30 workplace awards to date. She leads the development of strategic engagement programs and top notch talent acquisition practices. She creates best in class development programs through Wagon U, an internal curriculum that provides experiences and tools that build capability for all Flyers to advance their personal and professional journeys while achieving Radio Flyer’s vision of being the world’s most loved children’s brand.
Amy graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications and in Child Development. She received her Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management and Development from National Louis University and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified. She established her HR career during the past 20 years, working in senior HR leadership roles at several privately held world class manufacturing organizations with a focus on delivering outstanding results through creating great people practices that support a culture of excellence.
Favorite Family Activity:
My husband and I love spending time cheering on our twin daughters on the softball field and watching our son long snap on the football field.
Favorite Outdoor Game as a Kid:
Hide and Go Seek or Kick the Can at dusk!
What Makes You Smile:
Hearing my kid’s belly laugh at any age, looking through old photos, and watching the waves.
Favorite Radio Flyer Product and Why:
It’s hard to pick just one. The Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle is one of my favorites. I loved watching my own kids ride it around, and it reminds me of my summers growing up with my little sister. My family also loves our 3-in-1 Tailgater Wagon, which we fill with softball gear.
Favorite Sports Team:
White Sox, by marriage. :)