Hertz's Board Welcomes Carolyn Everson and Debra J. Kelly-Ennis as Directors
PARK RIDGE, N.J., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) ("Hertz" together with its subsidiaries, the "Company" or "we") announced that Carolyn Everson and Debra J. Kelly-Ennis have been elected by the Board of Directors of Hertz and The Hertz Corporation as directors.
Carolyn Everson serves as Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions for Facebook, Inc., where she manages the global marketing solutions team focused on expanding advertising revenue and managing significant, strategic accounts. Before Facebook, Inc. Ms. Everson served as Corporate Vice President of Global Ad Sales and Strategy of Microsoft Corporation from 2010 to 2011. Previous to Microsoft Corporation, Ms. Everson held various advertising management positions at MTV Networks Company from 2004 to 2010, including serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ad Sales from 2008 to 2010. Prior to MTV, she served in roles of increasing responsibility with respect to business development and advertising at Primedia, Inc., Zagat Surveys LLC and Walt Disney Imagineering.
Debra J. Kelly-Ennis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Diageo Canada, Inc., a subsidiary of Diageo plc, a global spirits, wine and beer company, from 2008 to June 2012. From 2005 to 2008, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Diageo North America Inc., a U.S.-based subsidiary of Diageo plc. Previous to her positions at Diageo plc, Ms. Kelly-Ennis served in various management roles at General Motors Corporation ("GM"), including serving as President and COO of Saab Cars USA from 2002 to 2005, General Manager of Oldsmobile from 2000 to 2002 and a Chevrolet Brand Manager from 1999 to 2000. Previous to GM, she held marketing and management roles of increasing responsibility with leading companies such as RJR/Nabisco, Inc., The Coca Cola Company and Grand Metropolitan PLC. She has been honored as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 and was named Leading Chief Executive Officer in 2010 by the Toronto Human Resources Professional Association. She has been a director of PulteGroup, Inc. since September 1997, where she serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee, Altria Group, Inc. since February 2013, where she serves on the Innovation Committee as well as the Governance and Social Responsibility Committees, and Carnival plc and Carnival Corporation since April 2012, where she serves on the Health, Environmental, Safety and Security Committee.
Mark P. Frissora, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hertz, said, "We are exceptionally fortunate to attract to our Board two top echelon executives with significant experience relevant to our businesses. Carolyn Everson is a strategic, operationally-oriented marketing executive with a strong reputation as a thought leader in social media and new forms of reaching consumers through digital platforms. Carolyn's experience will be invaluable as Hertz expands its online and social media capabilities to attract new customers and provide best-in-class online services. Debra Kelly-Ennis has extensive experience leading large business organizations and marketing global brands which will be invaluable as Hertz continues to differentiate from the competition and to deepen customer loyalty across multiple brands. Additionally, under Debra's leadership, Diageo Canada was recognized four consecutive years for creating a positive work environment, experience we will leverage as Hertz continues to improve employee satisfaction."
Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 10,460 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,960 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Our Dollar and Thrifty brands have approximately 1,500 corporate and franchise locations in 85 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 120 major airports in Europe. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation