CSC and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce Executive Appointments for New Company
CSC announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved a plan to merge the company with the Enterprise Services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Meg Whitman, HPE’s president and CEO, will join the new company’s Board of Directors, which will be split equally between nominees of CSC and HPE.
Electronic Arts Appoints CEO of Blackhawk Network to Its Board
Electronic Arts appointed Talbott Roche, 49, to EA’s Board of Directors. Roche is the CEO and President of Blackhawk Network. Prior to her role as CEO, Roche served as the President of Blackhawk, as well as leading Marketing, Product and Business Development for the company.
Twitter Sees Multiple Board Shuffles
Twitter announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Debra L. Lee, 60, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, he parent company for Black Entertainment Television, to serve as a Board member. She served as the COO and President of Black Entertainment Television LLC since 1996.
Additionally, the Board has appointed Marjorie Scardino, 69, as lead independent director, effective following Twitter's 2016 Annual Meeting. She succeeds Peter Currie in the role, whose term will end following the Annual Meeting. Scardino is the former CEO of Pearson PLC.
CSRA to Get New Chairman
Nancy Killefer, who currently serves as CSRA's Lead Independent Director, has been elected to succeed Mike Lawrie as Chairman, pending her re-election to the board of directors at the annual meeting. Killefer is Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company. She previously served as Assistant Secretary for Management and CFO to the U.S. Department of Treasury. She currently serves as Vice Chair on the Defense Business Board and is a member of the MyVA Advisory Committee. Killefer is a Director of the Advisory Board Company, Avon Products and Cardinal Health.
Fitbit Adds Two Women from Retail Industry to Board
Fitbit, the physical activity monitoring gadget company, announced that Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, and Glenda Flanagan, EVP and CFO of Whole Foods Market, have joined the Fitbit board of directors.
Alber has served as the president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma since 2010, leading growth strategies and strengthening brand reputation for the company’s portfolio of multi-channel brands.
Since joining Whole Foods Market as CFO in 1988, Flanagan has played a major role in the development of the company from six stores in the late 1980s and going public in 1992, to 450 stores and more than $15 billion in sales today.
Date Range: May 18th - June 27th