SuperMedia Announces Passing of Board of Directors Member, David E.
DALLAS -- January 22, 2013
It is with sadness that SuperMedia (NASDAQ: SPMD) Chairman of the Board Doug
Wheat announced the passing of David E. Hawthorne, a member of the company’s
Board of Directors since 2009, on Friday, January 18, at the age of 62.
“David was a colleague and friend to many of us,” Wheat said. “He was a valued
member of the Board of Directors, and we will miss his spirit and insights.”
Hawthorne served on several committees of the SuperMedia board, including the
Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. He had led Hawthorne Management
LLC since 2005, a firm that develops, owns, and operates commercial real
estate in central Florida. He previously served as a consultant to Friedman’s
Inc., assisting the jewelry retailer in investigating operating and financial
issues. From 2001 to 2003, Hawthorne was the President and Chief Executive
Officer of Lodgian, Inc., an independent hotel owner and operator.
Hawthorne was a consultant for FTI Consulting, Inc. from 2000 to 2001, during
which time he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Restructuring
Officer of Tower Records, Inc. Hawthorne also served as the acting Chief
Executive Officer of Premier Cruise Lines, the Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Entertainment Corporation, and the
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Servico Hotels and Resorts, Inc.
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Andrew Shane, 972-453-6473
Cliff Wilson, 972-453-6188
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