Hallmark names Google VP to board

Kansas City, Mo. – Hallmark Cards has named Claire Hughes Johnson, VP at Google, to its board of directors. Johnson, who has been with Google since 2004, currently runs its Google Offers mobile-to-store business and also has led global online sales and the new products and solutions teams, as well as teams responsible for Gmail, Google Wallet and Google Apps. Before Google, Johnson’s experience includes serving as a management consultant.

"Claire Hughes Johnson has broad experience in developing innovative new businesses and business models," said Hallmark vice chairman, president and CEO Donald J. Hall Jr. "Her knowledge of the rapidly changing digital space, as well as her experience leading global business and product teams, will help us as we consider new opportunities and develop strategic plans to expand our business."

"No one understands the power of emotional connection like Hallmark does," said Johnson. "We all strive to connect with those around us, and I'm excited to help Hallmark explore ways that technology can complement and enhance those connections."


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