MIAMI, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B), one of the nation's largest homebuilders, announced that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Tig Gilliam, Regional Head of North America at Adecco Group, to serve as an independent member of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Gilliam's appointment increases the size of the Company's Board to nine members, and the number of "independent" directors, as defined under the New York Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Standards, to eight.
Mr. Gilliam joined the Adecco Group in March 2007 as Country Manager for the USA and Canada and was appointed as the Regional Head of North America on Oct. 1, 2009. Prior to joining Adecco, Mr. Gillian was a partner and the Global and Supply Chain Management Leader for IBM Global Business Services. Mr. Gilliam spent 15 years working with PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting where he led client engagement in operational improvement, technology enablement, organizational change and performance management.
"We are pleased to add an individual with Tig Gilliam's exceptional experience and qualifications to our Board of Directors," said Sidney Lapidus, Lead Director of the Board of Directors of Lennar Corporation. "We believe that Tig's diverse experience in operational improvement, human resources and business (or professional) services management will enhance Lennar's ability to capitalize on the opportunities available to homebuilders as the industry recovers from its downturn."
Mr. Gilliam holds an MBA from Columbia University and an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation's leading builders of quality homes for all generations. The Company builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar's Financial Services segment provides primarily mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company's homes and others. Lennar's Rialto Investments segment is focused on distressed real estate asset investments, asset management and workout strategies. Previous press releases and further information about the Company may be obtained at the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website, www.lennar.com.
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SOURCE Lennar Corporation