Tumi Holdings Appoints Claire Bennett to Its Board of Directors
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- January 29, 2013
Tumi Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TUMI), the leading global brand of premium travel,
business and lifestyle products and accessories, today announced that its
Board of Directors (the “Board”) appointed Claire Bennett as a new Board
member, effective January 25, 2013. The appointment of Ms. Bennett to the
Board will bring the total number of directors to six.
Richard Hanson, Chairman of the Board, said, “We are delighted to welcome
Claire to the Tumi Board of Directors. With over 20 years of marketing and
finance experience, we believe that the Company will benefit significantly
from her unique perspective and insight in these areas. We look forward to her
contributions as we continue to expand the Tumi brand and reach our long-term
Ms. Bennett is currently Executive Vice President, Loyalty and Membership
Benefits at American Express Company. Since joining American Express in 2006,
she has also served in senior leadership roles in the company’s consumer
travel and marketing, media and advertising divisions. Prior to joining
American Express, Ms. Bennett held various marketing positions at Dell, Inc.
and finance and general management positions at The Quaker Oats Company (now
owned by PepsiCo, Inc.). Ms. Bennett also serves as a director at Pong
Research Corporation and Public Allies, a nonprofit organization. Ms. Bennett
was qualified as a Certified Public Accountant earlier in her career, and
holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at
Tumi is the leading global brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle
products and accessories. The brand is sold in approximately 200 stores from
New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as in the world’s top
department, specialty, and travel retail stores in over 70 countries. For more
information, please visit www.tumi.com.
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