ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Martinez, Chief Human Resources Officer at HSN, Inc., to the organization's Board of Directors.
"Having recently joined Good360 as Chief Executive Officer, I am proud of the caliber of experience and professionalism we are able to access with our Board of Directors," commented Howard Sherman, CEO. "Maria's extensive professional background and previous nonprofit experience, coupled with her passion for our mission means that she will bring insightful and valuable perspectives to our Board. We are delighted to welcome her to the Good360 team."
At HSN, Inc., Ms. Martinez is responsible for talent acquisition and assessment, succession planning, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, total rewards, and wellness programs across the $4 billion direct to consumer retail portfolio that includes live content retailer HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of home and family lifestyle brands.
"I am honored to join the Good360 board and to work with this exceptional team," Ms. Martinez said. "Good360 has been a leader across the philanthropic giving landscape for decades, and I look forward to using both my professional and nonprofit experience to contribute to the organization's future growth."
Good360 is an innovative leader in the distribution of donated and excess goods and disaster recovery, leveraging technology and expertise to provide hope and relief to people in need. Good360's board members are responsible for providing guidance, expertise and resources to help the organization in the fulfillment of its mission.
"Good360 has had great success to date, delivering over $9 billion in product to nonprofit partners. As the organization continues to sharpen its focus on providing hope and relief to people in need, we welcome Maria's appointment to the Board of Directors," said Matt Connelly, Co-Chairman of the Good360 Board of Directors and Vice President of Operations for UPS. "Her experience in strategic business management and human capital stewardship is complementary to our existing members' backgrounds and will strengthen Good360's ability to scale and increase its impact by doing good."
In addition to Ms. Martinez, the 2015 – 2016 Good360 Board of Directors include: Co-Chair Matthew Connelly of UPS, Co-Chair Bob Schwartz of 47B Street, Saul N. Ramirez of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Mark White of The Home Depot, Matthew Shay of the National Retail Federation and Peter Resnick of Grant Thornton LLP.
Ms. Martinez's appointment was facilitated by Harvard Group International.
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About Good 360
Good360 (http://www.good360.org) is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects companies that have products with nonprofits that need them. Since 1983, Good360 has distributed more than $9 billion in donated goods around the world, helping its network of more than 48,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions of people in need. In 2015 alone, Good360 distributed more than 11,000 mattresses, 11,000 cartons of electronics and office items, 8,000 cartons of toys & crafts and 14,000 cartons of clothing, shoes and accessories to hundreds of thousands of people—and that's just a fraction of what the organization does each year. Today, Good360 is expanding its impact around the world through new technology that makes giving more efficient and effective. Good360 is proud to partner with corporate donors such as Walmart, UPS, CVS Health Foundation, Nike, IKEA, Sears, Home Depot, Grainger, 3M, Mattel, Crayola, Gap, Inc., ANN INC., Williams-Sonoma and Hilton.
About HSN, Inc.
HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI) is a $4 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores. HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer which offers a curated assortment of exclusive products combined with top brand names, now reaches 95 million homes (24 hours a day, seven days a week, live 364 days a year). HSN.com offers a differentiated digital experience by leveraging content, community and commerce. In addition to its existing media platforms, HSN is the industry leader in transactional innovation, including services such as HSN Shop by Remote®, the only service of its kind in the U.S., the HSN Shopping App for mobile handheld devices and HSN on Demand®. Cornerstone comprises leading home and apparel lifestyle brands including Ballard Designs®, Chasing Fireflies®, Frontgate®, Garnet Hill®, Grandin Road®, Improvements® and TravelSmith®. Cornerstone operates separate e-commerce sites for all the brands, distributes more than 325 million catalogs annually, and has 11 retail and outlet stores.
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