The J. M. Smucker Company announced the nominations of Susan E. Chapman-Hughes to its Board of Directors. The elections will take place at the Company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting on August 19, 2020.
“The entire Board feels strongly that Susan offer extensive expertise in critical areas that complement the experience of our current Board members,” said Alex Shumate, Lead Director and Chair of the Nominating, Governance, and Corporate Responsibility Committee, The J. M. Smucker Company. “Susan brings tremendous knowledge of the consumer digital space, a critical growth area for the Company.
Chapman-Hughes is currently Executive Vice President and Global Head, Digital Capabilities, Transformation and Operations, Global Commercial Services for American Express Company. In this role she oversees the end to end customer digital experience for commercial customers. Prior to joining American Express Company, Chapman-Hughes served as Chief Administrative Officer for Citi Realty Services at Citigroup. Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Potbelly Corporation and on the Board of Trustees for Girls Inc. and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Chapman-Hughes’ experience will enable her to provide valuable insights to the Board, particularly in the areas of sales, strategy, digital capabilities and technology, innovation, change management, executive compensation and environmental, social, and governance matters.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers®, Jif® and Milk-Bone® plus new favorites like Café Bustelo®, Smucker’s® Uncrustables® and Rachael Ray® Nutrish®. Over the past two decades, the Company has grown rapidly by thoughtfully acquiring leading and emerging brands, while ensuring the business has a positive impact on its 7,000+ employees, the communities it is a part of and the planet.