Pier 1 Imports recently appointed Katherine M.A. (“Allie”) Kline to the company’s board of directors. Kline will also serve as a member of the board’s compensation committee.
Kline most recently served as chief marketing and communications officer for Oath Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, Inc. consisting of more than 20 brand including AOL, HuffPost, TechCrunch, Tumblr and Yahoo. Prior to Oath, Kline was chief marketing and communications officer for AOL from 2013 to 2017.
“Allie brings 25 years of highly relevant marketing, branding, digital and communications experience to the Pier 1 board, and we are delighted to welcome her as a new independent director,” said Alasdair James, president and CEO, Pier 1. “We are confident that Allie’s expertise across brand marketing and digital strategy, as well as her long track record serving women and millennial consumers, will add tremendous value as we implement our ‘New Day’ strategic plan and continue to focus on driving sustainable sales growth and long-term profitability.”