NEW YORK, April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WW (NASDAQ: WTW) – the new Weight Watchers – today announced that Kim Seymour has joined the Company as Chief People Officer, to lead the Company's People function globally for approximately 18,000 employees. In this role, Seymour reports directly to the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, Mindy Grossman, and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Seymour brings to her new role more than 20 years of experience building best-in-class teams and ensuring that the right people and structure are in place to drive growth. Most recently, Seymour served as Senior Vice President and HR Business Partner at American Express, where she supported the former Vice Chairman (now CEO), the CFO and the Presidents of two separate lines of business. During her tenure, Seymour also led Executive Talent Management for American Express globally, overseeing the assessment, succession, development and placement of the company's most senior talent. Over the course of her ten-year career with American Express, she played a key role in architecting and executing a successful organizational transformation by linking talent to the overarching business strategy and goals.
"Kim has demonstrated ability to architect transformation, forge connections, deliver insights and link talent to strategy," said Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of WW. "She spent the last several years partnering with leaders on the vital transformation of technology, digital and servicing capabilities at American Express, with a focus on enterprise solutions, collaborative leadership, and process excellence. Throughout her career, Kim's focus has been on being a trusted advisor and thought partner, building world-class teams, and ensuring that the people side of the business equation enables strategic growth plans. I look forward to working with her to do the same for WW."
Before joining American Express, she spent time with Home Depot and General Electric in Appliances, Capital and Energy in positions of increasing responsibility. She holds a JD from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Indiana University.
"I'm an unapologetic fan of this brand and have been for years. The difference it has made in the lives of the people I care about makes it truly rewarding and exciting to be a part of WW's evolution. Aligning our talent with the broader transformation is key," Seymour commented. "Mindy has built a world-class, truly inspiring leadership team here at WW, and I'm thrilled to join it as we broaden the impact this powerful brand has in the lives of its members and employees alike."
WW – the new Weight Watchers – is a global wellness company and the world's leading commercial weight management program. We inspire millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through our engaging digital experience and face-to-face group workshops, members follow our livable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, and a helpful mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and our deep expertise in behavioral science, we aim to deliver wellness for all. To learn more about the WW approach to healthy living, please visit ww.com. For more information about our global business, visit our corporate website at corporate.ww.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements because actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied. The reports filed by the Company pursuant to United States securities laws contain discussions of these risks and uncertainties. The Company assumes no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are advised to review the Company's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (which are available on the SEC's EDGAR database at www.sec.gov and via the Company's website at corporate.ww.com).
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