BASKING RIDGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) (“the Company” or “BNED”), one of America’s largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses and a leading provider of digital education services, today announced that Michael C. Miller has been named Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Mr. Miller will report to Max J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble Education. Suzanne E. Andrews will continue as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Board of Directors, and will report to Mr. Miller.
Mr. Miller will oversee all legal matters, including corporate, litigation, labor and employment matters and mergers and acquisitions, as well as the Company’s state and federal government affairs program and lobbying initiatives.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join the Barnes & Noble Education team. He has extensive legal experience, and has helped leading global companies achieve their goals through corporate governance, organizational optimization and public affairs initiatives. He will be a great resource for our Company and we look forward to his many contributions to BNED,” said Max J. Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Barnes & Noble Education.
Mr. Miller commented, “I have great respect and admiration for BNED’s mission to partner with academic institutions to drive student success and I could not be more excited to join the company as it embarks on a new chapter following the acquisition of MBS. I am looking forward to working with Suzanne and the rest of the team to build upon the legal initiatives that the company has been executing successfully since its public company launch.”
Mr. Miller joins Barnes & Noble Education from Monster Worldwide where he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining Monster, Mr. Miller served in various senior legal capacities at Motorola and at Symbol Technologies. He brings over 19 years of legal experience and was previously associated with Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP and Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts in New York earlier in his career.
Having earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 1997, Mr. Miller went on to earn his MBA in Business Administration and Management, General from Long Island University in 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1994.
About Barnes & Noble Education, Inc.
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS subsidiaries, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,490 physical and virtual bookstores and serves more than 6 million students enrolled in higher education institutions, delivering essential educational content and tools within a dynamic retail environment. Through its Digital Education subsidiary, Barnes & Noble Education offers a suite of digital software, content and services that include a sophisticated digital learning management platform that has competency-based features, analytics capabilities, courseware offerings and a digital eTextbook reading product. Barnes & Noble Education acts as a strategic partner to drive student success; provide value and support to students and faculty; and create loyalty and improve retention, all while supporting the financial goals of college and university partners.
General information on Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company's corporate website: www.bned.com.