MAHWAH, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 2016--
ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), today announced that, after an
extensive search, Linda Yaccarino has been appointed as an independent
director of ascena, effective immediately. Her appointment returns the
ascena Board of Directors to nine members.
Ms. Yaccarino currently serves as Chairwoman, Advertising, Sales and
Client Partnerships for NBCUniversal, Inc. With nearly $10 billion
dollars of annual revenue responsibility, she is responsible for
national advertising revenues and marketplace strategy and innovation
for the company’s wide-reaching portfolio, which comprises two broadcast
networks, 15 cable networks, and over 50 digital properties.
Since joining NBCUniversal, Inc. in 2011, Ms. Yaccarino has transformed
advertising sales into the leading sales and marketing organization in
the industry. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Ms. Yaccarino served as
Executive Vice President and COO of Turner Entertainment Advertising
Sales, where she was responsible for advertising revenues, marketing and
program acquisitions for the company’s portfolio of networks.
Ms. Yaccarino was recognized in 2015 by The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women
in Entertainment: Power 100” for the third year in a row. She was also
recognized by Variety’s “Power of Women of New York” in 2014 and
as a “CEO of Tomorrow” by BusinessWeek.
As an active leader in community and philanthropic work, Ms. Yaccarino
sits on the Executive Committee and Board of the Ad Council and on
numerous philanthropic boards such as Adults and Children with Learning
and Development Disabilities (ACLD) and the John A. Reisenbach (JAR)
Foundation. Her community and professional affiliations include active
involvement with Women in Cable & Telecommunications and Penn State
University, where she sits on the Dean’s Advancement Council in the
College of Communications.
“We are delighted to have Linda join our Board,” said Elliot S. Jaffe,
Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. “She brings a wealth
of experience that we believe will add great value to our Board.”
About ascena retail group, inc.
ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) is a leading
national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for
women under the Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, maurices,
dressbarn and Catherines brands, and for tween girls under the Justice
brand. ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and
approximately 4,900 stores throughout the United States, Canada and
For more information about ascena retail group, inc. visit: ascenaretail.com,
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