American Greetings Adds John Beeder To Board Of Directors

Aug 18, 2014, 14:00 ET from American Greetings Corporation

CLEVELAND, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Greetings today announced that John Beeder has joined its board of directors.

John Beeder is currently American Greeting's President and Chief Operating Officer. Beeder joined the Company six years ago as Senior Vice President, Executive Sales and Marketing Officer.  Beeder has over 30 years in the greeting card industry having held executive management positions in marketing, product development, supply chain, finance and new business development. Immediately prior to joining American Greetings, he served as managing partner and chief operating officer of Compact Clinicals, a medical publisher in Kansas City.

"John's enthusiasm and experience continue to infuse new thinking into our strategies and goals delivering excellent results," said Zev Weiss, Co-Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased to have him on our board of directors," added Jeff Weiss, Co-Chief Executive Officer.

About American Greetings Corporation
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships to create happiness, laughter and love. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of greetings on the Web, including greeting cards available at and electronic greeting cards available at In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the AG Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $2 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit

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