NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Apron Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APRN) today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Huebner to its board of directors on January 3, 2020. Huebner brings significant financial and operational expertise to Blue Apron’s board, having served as Chief Financial Officer for several public companies including Getty Images, Inc., and held numerous board of directors positions. The board expects to appoint Huebner to one or more committees of the board at a later date.
“Liz not only brings deep, relevant experience as a veteran finance executive but she also believes strongly in our mission and the positive impact that we’re having on home cooks across the country,” said Linda Findley Kozlowski, Blue Apron President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are confident she will provide a valuable perspective as we pursue our growth strategy and look forward to her contributions.”
“I am impressed by what Blue Apron has accomplished to date as a pioneer of the meal kit category in the U.S. and am looking forward to working closely with leadership and the rest of the board to help the company reach success as it embarks on its growth strategy,” said Huebner.
Huebner held numerous executive finance positions throughout her 26-year career, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Getty Images, Inc. Prior to Getty Images, she was the Chief Financial Officer for Primus Knowledge Solutions, Inc. where she played a key role in its 1999 initial public offering. Huebner was also the Chief Financial Officer for Fluke Corporation, a NYSE company, from 1996 to 1998. She began her career at Arthur Andersen where she left as an Audit Manager and spent seven years with McCaw Cellular (ATTWireless) in a variety of senior financial positions.
Huebner currently serves on the REI Co-op board where she is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee. She previously served on the board of Blucora, Inc., where she chaired the Audit Committee, was a member of the Compensation Committee and was a member and chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She also formerly served on the board of directors of Procera Networks, Inc. and is currently on the board of directors for the National Association of Corporate Directors Pacific Northwest Chapter.
Blue Apron also announced that Robert P. Goodman stepped down from Blue Apron’s board on December 31, 2019 to spend more time on other ventures.
“As an early investor and influential member of our Board of Directors, Bob has contributed greatly to Blue Apron. We thank him for all his work and support over the past four years,” said Kozlowski.
The board appointed Huebner to fill one of two vacancies on the board. Other members of the Blue Apron board of directors are Julie M.B. Bradley, Tracy Britt Cool, Gary R. Hirshberg, Brian P. Kelley, Linda Findley Kozlowski and Matt Salzberg.
About Blue Apron
Blue Apron’s mission is to make incredible home cooking accessible to everyone. Launched in 2012, Blue Apron is reimagining the way that food is produced, distributed, and consumed, and as a result, building a better food system that benefits consumers, food producers, and the planet. The Company has developed an integrated ecosystem that enables the Company to work in a direct, coordinated manner with farmers and artisans to deliver high-quality products to customers nationwide at compelling values.
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