Columbus, Ohio — Glimcher Realty Trust has announced that its Board of Trustees has elected Yvette McGee Brown, Esq. and Nancy J. Kramer to serve as trustees on the Board, effective Dec. 12. McGee Brown and Kramer are eligible to be nominated for re-election to the Board at the company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
McGee Brown is a partner with the international law firm of Jones Day in its Columbus, Ohio, office and specializes in business and tort litigation. McGee Brown joins the Board after a distinguished career in judicial and public service. She was the first African-American female justice on the Ohio Supreme Court, the founding president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. McGee Brown is an active community leader and has been recognized as an inductee into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, a YWCA Women of Achievement, and a recipient of The Ohio State University Distinguished Service Award.
Kramer is the founder and chairman of Resource, a nationally recognized leader in digital marketing. Kramer brings to the Board her extensive experience working with notable retail clients, such as Apple, Nestlé, Proctor and Gamble, Sherwin-Williams, and Victoria’s Secret. Kramer is also a well-respected author and has been honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Advertising by Advertising Age. Resource is based in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Cincinnati. Kramer is a member of The Wexner Center Foundation Board of Trustees, The Columbus Partnership, the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University, and chairperson of The Wellington School Board of Trustees.
Additionally, in conjunction with the elections of McGee Brown and Kramer, three incumbent Board members, Richard F. Celeste, Wayne S. Doran, and Alan R. Weiler, formally informed the company that they will not stand for re-election at the annual meeting.