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Ascena appoints Linda Yaccarino to Board of Directors
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Oct '16
Ascena retail group, a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under brands like Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, Catherines, has appointed Linda Yaccarino as an independent director of Ascena, effective immediately. Her appointment returns the Ascena Board of Directors to nine members.

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, Yaccarino has transformed advertising sales into the leading sales and marketing organisation in the industry. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, she 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.

Elliot S. Jaffe, co-founder and non-executive chairman of the Board said, “We are delighted to have Linda join our Board. She brings a wealth of experience that we believe will add great value to our Board.” (GK)

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