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Harriet Edelman

Independent Chair

Ms. Edelman, 63, is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years of global operating experience in consumer goods and financial services. Harriet has served on large public company boards for nearly 20 years in the U.S. and Europe. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Assurant, Inc. and Brinker International, Inc. Harriet is currently Special Advisor to the Chairman of Emigrant Bank, and previously spent over 25 years at Avon Products, Inc. until 2008, rising to senior leadership positions in Marketing, Sales, New Product Development, Business Strategy and Transformation, Global Supply Chain and Information Technology. Harriet also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University.

Ms. Edelman received a Bachelor of Music from Bucknell University and an MBA in Marketing and Operations Research at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business.