Winnebago Industries Appoints New Board Directors

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Winnebago Industries, Inc. added two members to its board of directors, effective March 17.

The manufacturer appointed Jacqueline Woods and Kevin Bryant to its board.

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“Winnebago Industries has been on a strong transformational path of growth and innovation and these new directors bring deep professional expertise and diverse experiences and perspectives to the Board as we continue to move forward,” Board Chairman David Miles said. “We welcome Jacqueline and Kevin and look forward to the collective depth and breadth of knowledge they bring.”

Woods is the chief marketing and communications officer of NielsenIQ, an Advent International portfolio company. Winnebago stated she has deep expertise in marketing, branding, pricing, customer insights and strategy who delivers customer-centric programs that optimize revenue and deliver topline growth. She will serve on the nominating, governance and human resources committees.

Prior to joining NielsenIQ, she was the chief marketing officer, IBM global business partners at IBM and held senior executive roles at Oracle Corp., General Electric Co., Ameritech Corp. and GTE Cor.

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Bryant brings financial, operational, business development and energy platform expertise to Winnebago, the company stated. He currently serves as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Evergy Inc. He was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Great Plains Energy when the company merged with Westar Energy, creating Evergy, a more than $20 billion enterprise value entity in the S&P 500. Bryant will serve on the audit and finance committees.

Bryant also has previous experience in roles at THQ, Inc., UBS and Hallmark Cards, Inc.

“Both Jacqueline and Kevin bring valued skills and extensive active experiences from key roles in several public companies and industries, including building inclusive, high performing teams that are market-focused,” Winnebago President and CEO Michael Happe said. “We look forward to their input and guidance as Winnebago Industries continues to strategically progress into a more competitive, diverse, and profitable outdoor lifestyle company.”

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