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La-Z-Boy, 3 Board Members Make WomenInc.’s List of Most Influential Corporate Directors

La-Z-Boy (NYSE: LZB) has announced that three members of its board of directors – Sarah M. Gallagher, Janet E. Kerr and Lauren B. Peters – were named to WomenInc. magazine’s 2019 list of Most Influential Corporate Board Directors, which recognizes women executives, influencers and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards. 

WomenInc. magazine is a media platform that showcases and drives positive dialogue on and about women.

“Sarah, Janet and Lauren have made significant strategic contributions to La-Z-Boy as the company navigates its way through a dynamic industry landscape, enters new distribution arenas and positions itself for ongoing profitable growth,” said Kurt L. Darrow, chairman, president and CEO.

“We congratulate all three on this honor and important distinction. We are also pleased to have added Rebecca L. O’Grady to our board this past summer. All four of these women have had distinguished careers, inspire us to think creatively and strategically, and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the company. We are fortunate to have such high-caliber individuals on our board,” added Darrow.

Gallagher joined the La-Z-Boy board of directors in 2016.  She also sits on the board of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and serves as an executive advisor of FitforCommerce. She previously served as executive chairperson of the Rebecca Taylor women’s fashion brand, where she was interim CEO. She was also president of Ralph Lauren North America e-Commerce and president of Ralph Lauren Media LLC.

Kerr has served as a La-Z-Boy director since 2009. She is currently vice chancellor of Pepperdine University and professor emeritus of the Pepperdine University School of Law. She founded and served as executive director of the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law at Pepperdine Law School. Kerr also founded several technology companies.

Peters joined the La-Z-Boy board in 2016. She currently serves as EVP and CEO of Foot Locker, Inc. Peters began her career at Arthur Andersen & Company before moving to May Department Stores, where she became division vice president and assistant controller.

O’Grady most recently served as president of Global Häagen-Dazs and chief marketing officer for international marketing, e-commerce and consumer insights for General Mills. She previously served as president of the Yoplait USA division. At General Mills, O’Grady held leadership roles in a variety of divisions and brands, including Yoplait, Cheerios, Progresso and Betty Crocker.

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