Harte Hanks Appoints Veteran Jack Griffin as New Independent Director to its Board
Former CEO of Time Inc. and Group President of Meredith Publishing Group, Jack Griffin Joins Harte Hanks Board of Directors
Harte Hanks recently announced that it has appointed John H. “Jack” Griffin, Jr. to its Board of Directors, effective July 5, 2018, to fill the seat held by William F. Farley, whose resignation was previously announced and became effective upon Jack’s appointment.
Jack is currently a Managing Director at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, a media advisory firm. His previous media and operational experience includes CEO of Tribune Publishing, CEO of Empirical Media, Senior Advisor at Alix Partners, CEO at Time, Inc., and Group President of Meredith Publishing Group.
“We welcome Jack to our Board. His extensive experience in media, digital transformation, operations, and financial transactions will be a great benefit to Harte Hanks’ Board and business,” commented Al Tobia, Chairman of the Board. “Jack’s appointment marks another milestone in the company’s governance and Board review and refreshment process, with the Board adding new directors with significant domain expertise. I would personally like to thank Bill Farley for his dedication and years of service on behalf of Harte Hanks. We wish Bill well in his future endeavors.
“Jack and our three other new directors who joined the board June 15, 2018 (Bant Breen, Maureen O’Connell and Martin Reidy), bring significant experience from a wide array of marketing service businesses. They will provide valuable strategic and operational guidance helping us capitalize on the opportunities in the dynamic data-driven marketing ecosystem,” stated Karen Puckett, CEO of Harte Hanks.
“Harte Hanks has a strong brand, an impressive client roster, and is well-positioned in the dynamic marketing services market,” commented Jack, adding, “I am honored to join the Board during a time of opportunity driven by personalized data-driven marketing requiring deep data capability, marketing technology, and strategic and creative expertise.”