Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced the appointment of Ann Ziegler as
an independent director, effective immediately. Ms. Ziegler's
appointment expands the board to eight directors, six of whom are
independent directors. Ms. Ziegler will be a member of the firm's
Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Groupon, Inc. announced the appointment of Ann Ziegler, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CDW, Inc., as an independent director to the company's board of directors. Ms. Ziegler will be a member of the firm's Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. (Photo: Business Wire)
Ms. Ziegler is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDW,
Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions for business,
government, education and healthcare, and a Fortune 500 company. She
joined CDW in 2008.
"Ann's 25 years of broad experience in technology solutions and consumer
industries will add a valuable perspective to our board of directors,"
said Ted Leonsis, Chairman. "We appreciate her willingness to serve as a
director and look forward to benefitting from her judgment and counsel."
Prior to joining CDW, Ms. Ziegler held a number of executive positions
with Sara Lee, including finance, strategy and general management roles
in both United States and international businesses. She holds a B.S. in
economics from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the
University of Chicago Law School. She also serves on the board of
directors of Hanesbrands, Inc.
Groupon also announced the appointment of Dane Drobny as Senior Vice
President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective July 7,
2014. Current General Counsel David Schellhase will remain with Groupon
as a strategic advisor.
"We're excited to have Dane join us as General Counsel," said Eric
Lefkofsky, CEO. "His retail expertise will be a great addition to our
talented senior leadership team."
Mr. Drobny was most recently Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Corporate Secretary at Sears Holdings Corporation, a leading integrated
retailer with more than 2,350 full-line and specialty retail stores in
the United States and Canada. Previously, he was a partner at the
international law firm of Winston & Strawn. Mr. Drobny has a B.A. degree
from Colgate University and earned a J.D. from Washington University
School of Law.
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the
place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime,
anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and
scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals
all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on
the web or on mobile with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon
Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home
furnishings and more with Groupon Goods. Groupon is redefining how
traditional small businesses attract, retain and interact with customers
by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including
customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing
capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and
operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe
to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com.
To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile.
To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.
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Source: Groupon, Inc.
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