ABM Industries Names Wendy Webb to Board of Directors

Dec. 9, 2014
She has also been appointed to serve on the board's audit committee.

ABM announced Dec. 8 that its board of directors has elected Wendy Markus Webb as an independent director, effective Dec. 7. She has also been appointed to serve on the board's audit committee.  

Webb is the chief executive officer of Kestrel Corporate Advisors, an advisory services firm counseling corporate and non-profit organizations on strategic business issues, including growth initiatives, digital marketing, board governance and investor relations. She has more than 32 years of experience in treasury, investment banking, investor relations, capital markets and in global, publicly-traded companies.

"Wendy's dynamic career provides valuable expertise in a variety of areas," said Henrik Slipsager, president and chief executive officer of ABM Industries Incorporated. "She is an analytical professional with keen financial skills, and brings unique insight into the public company environment."

Maryellen Herringer, chairman of the board of directors, ABM Industries Incorporated, said, "We look forward to having Wendy join the board. She is a highly-credentialed executive who looks to help companies grow, and her work with companies like The Walt Disney Company give her perspective into managing businesses with widespread operations and intricate organizational structures." 

In addition to Kestrel, Webb served as independent director on the board of Jack in the Box Inc., including as chairman of the nominating & governance committee and as a member of the audit and finance committees. She was managing director and chief investor relations officer at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, and chief communications and investor relations officer and senior advisor to the CEO for Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. Moreover, Webb had 20 years of experience with The Walt Disney Company, where she served in a series of senior roles. As Disney's senior vice president of investor relations and shareholder services, Webb was responsible for Disney's strategic and financial communications worldwide. She also served as executive director of The Walt Disney Co. Foundation and worked in Disney's corporate treasury department. Prior to joining Disney, Webb was a vice president in corporate finance for PaineWebber Inc., where she facilitated private placements. Before that, she was in corporate finance at Lehman Brothers in New York and London. She currently serves on the boards of an early-stage technology company and for PetSmart Charities Inc.

Webb received her MBA from Harvard University and her BA (with honors) from Smith College.

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