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Two new Directors joined on Coper’s board

Two new Directors joined on Coper’s board

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has named Katy P Dickson and Brian C Walker as directors of the company effective immediately. Dickson is a Senior Vice President at Mattel, Inc., and President of its American Girl subsidiary, a premium brand for girls that inspires them to be their best. American Girl is an omnichannel retailer and publisher with products available through its catalogue, website, proprietary U.S. experiential retail stores, and speciality retailers in Canada and the UAE.

Prior to American Girl Dickson was Chief Marketing Officer for News America Marketing Inc., a subsidiary of global media and information services company, News Corp. She spent the majority of her career, more than 23 years, with General Mills, serving in marketing leadership roles of increasing responsibility for some of the world’s best-known brands, concluding with her service as Vice President, Marketing and General Manager, Old El Paso and Betty Crocker Dinners.
She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in management from the United States Air Force Academy. She served in the Air Force as a Captain.
Walker retired this year after 29 years with Herman Miller, 14 of which he was at the helm of the organisation serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior roles at Herman Miller included President and Chief Operating Officer as well as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Under Walker’s leadership, Herman Miller implemented a transformative business strategy, leading the office furnishings category by serving both consumers and contractors across a multi-channel platform and positioning Herman Miller as a premium lifestyle brand. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and is a certified public accountant.

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