Ann Hollins Named Chief Human Resources Officer Of Weight Watchers
NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2013
NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Weight Watchers International, Inc.
(NYSE: WTW)today announced that Ann Hollins has been named Chief Human
Resources Officer. Hollins will report to President and CEO Jim Chambers and
will serve as a member of the Weight Watchers Executive Committee. She
replaces Meredith Shepherd, who left the Company in May after 11 years with
"As a seasoned HR leader with a deep background in strategy, Ann brings the
right combination of strategic business partner mindset, broad HR experience
and demonstrated team-building skills," said Chambers. "As we transform our
organization to meet the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities before
us, Ann's capabilities in talent planning and organizational development will
be invaluable. She will lead our efforts to re-shape our culture to one of
empowered decision-making, action and accountability across all levels."
Hollins brings to Weight Watchers more than 20 years of experience across a
broad range of industries, including retail, energy, beverage and
manufacturing. Most recently, she spent seven years at Hess Corporation, a
leading global energy company, where she held leadership positions in multiple
Human Resources functional areas, including her most recent role as Vice
President, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Before assuming
that position, she was the Vice President, Global Chief Learning and
Development Officer and Vice President, Human Resources for the Marketing and
Refining division. Prior to Hess, Hollins held senior roles at Tyco
International, D&B Corporation and PepsiCo.
"It's an honor to join Weight Watchers where I will be engaging with a global
organization of highly talented and passionate colleagues who have built a
world class brand," said Hollins. "I'm inspired by the mission of the company,
particularly at this critical moment in the fight against obesity. And I am
thrilled about the opportunity to help drive the transformation of a business
with such a strong heritage and tremendous growth potential."
Hollins holds a master's degree in business administration from New York
University Stern School of Business and a bachelor's degree in business
administration from The University of Iowa.
About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of weight
management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and
franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds more than 40,000 meetings each
week where members receive group support and learn about healthy eating
patterns, behavior modification and physical activity. WeightWatchers.com
provides innovative, subscription weight management products over the Internet
and is the leading Internet-based provider of these products in the world. In
addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and
programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.
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 from
the SEC's EDGAR database at www.sec.gov, at various SEC reference facilities
in the United States and via the Company's website at
SOURCE Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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