Alisa C. Norris
Presiding Independent Director
Compensation and Management Development Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Ms. Norris has served as our Presiding Independent Director since May 2023 and as a director of the Company since October 2012. Ms. Norris also serves as a director of Vita-Mix Corporation, where she also serves as its Lead Independent Director and Chair of its Compensation and Human Capital Management Committee, and also as a director of CP Direct. Ms. Norris previously served in several leadership positions including: (i) Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at JDRF International, where she was responsible for marketing, communications and digital growth, leading the organization’s digital transformation; (ii) Chief Marketing Officer of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, where she was responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications; (iii) Chief People Officer of Opera Solutions, LLC, a leading predictive analytics company, where she was responsible for global staff operations and human capital management; (iv) Senior Vice President and a founding member of Zeborg, Inc.; and (v) a strategy consultant and Partner at Mitchell Madison Group. Ms. Norris holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Trinity College, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Norris’ qualifications to serve as our Presiding Independent Director include her significant leadership roles across a broad range of industries including industrial, information technology services, and financial services, where she led first-ever transformations of business strategy and operations. Her executive level positions have afforded her global experience in defining and implementing corporate governance structures, growth strategies, digital transformation, and engaging customer and employee experiences. Ms. Norris has also successfully architected and led strategy and brand positioning initiatives, and cultural and change management efforts. In addition, Ms. Norris successfully led a subcommittee of our Board to enhance the Board’s diversity. Ms. Norris’ knowledge in developing and managing operational resources in marketing, communications, talent management and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging provides our Board with valuable leadership as the Company continues to grow and evolve its strategies and initiatives in these areas. Additionally, her unique understanding of the relationship between strategy, brand, high-performance and respectful cultures provide unique insights to the Board.