EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Ann Lewnes, 53, has been
elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2015.
Ms. Lewnes currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer of Adobe Systems Inc., a position she has held since 2006.
"We are very pleased to welcome Ann to the Mattel Board of Directors,"
said Bryan G. Stockton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mattel.
"Ann brings a wealth of valuable global experience to Mattel, having
held senior executive positions with industry-leading organizations like
Adobe and Intel. Particularly as we work towards becoming an even more
creative, consumer-centric company, Ann's expertise in such areas as
consumer marketing, corporate positioning and brand management will
surely be of great benefit to Mattel."
At Adobe, Ms. Lewnes oversees the company's corporate brand, corporate
communications and integrated marketing efforts in markets throughout
the world and has spearheaded the transformation of the company's global
marketing efforts to be digital-first and data-driven. With
responsibility for ensuring that Adobe and its products enjoy strong
connections with customers and partners, Ms. Lewnes directs all of the
company's corporate positioning, branding and identity, marketing
campaigns, public relations, social media and field marketing programs.
In addition, Ms. Lewnes oversees Adobe's internal communications and
community relations efforts, including the Adobe Foundation, which funds
philanthropic initiatives around the world.
Prior to joining Adobe in 2006, Ms. Lewnes held a variety of leadership
positions with Intel Corporation, serving most recently as the company's
Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During her 20-year tenure with
Intel, Ms. Lewnes was instrumental in developing and implementing global
marketing strategies to position and differentiate the company's diverse
portfolio of products.
Ms. Lewnes serves on the Board of Directors of the Advertising Council -
a position she has held since 2009 - and is a member of that
organization's Executive Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the
Board of Directors of the Adobe Foundation, where she also serves as
Secretary. Ms. Lewnes was elected to the American Advertising
Federation's Hall of Achievement in 2000, and in 2010 was honored with a
"Changing the Game Award" by the Advertising Women of New York. She
earned a bachelor's degree from Lehigh University.
The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is the worldwide leader in
the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products.
Mattel's portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®,
the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®,
Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®
and Fisher-Price® brands, including Little People®
and Power Wheels®, MEGA® Brands, including MEGA
BLOKS® and RoseArt®, as well as a wide array of
entertainment-inspired toy lines. In 2013, Mattel was named one of the
"World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Magazine and in 2014
ranked No. 5 on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's "100 Best Corporate
Citizens" list. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif.,
Mattel's companies employ nearly 30,000 people in 40 countries and
territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. At Mattel, we
are Creating the Future of Play. Visit us at www.mattel.com,
Alex Clark, 310-252-6397
Drew Vollero, 310-252-2703
Source: Mattel, Inc.
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