American Campus Communities, Inc., the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing properties in the U.S., announced the appointment of Mary C. Egan to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Egan will serve as an independent director of the company.
Egan is currently the founder and president of Customer Centric Research and Strategy, a boutique management consulting firm serving the consumer sector. In 2013, Egan founded Gatheredtable (a software company providing customized meal planning consumer subscriptions), serving as the chief executive officer through the recent strategic exit to Medifast (NYSE: MED). From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Egan served as the chief strategy officer for Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), a global coffee retailer, where she also led corporate development as well as the food category. From 1997 through 2010, Egan was a managing director at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm. At BCG, Egan specialized in aggressive growth strategies in partnership with consumer-facing businesses. Egan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS), a fast-casual restaurant concept. She holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, an MSEd from Bank Street Graduate School of Education and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
“We are pleased to have Mary join our board of directors,” said Oliver Luck, American Campus Communities board member and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee. “Mary is a proven leader and brings a wealth of strategic knowledge and business experience, which should make an important and positive impact on our company.”
CEO Bill Bayless commented, “Mary’s dynamic career and diverse business insight will be instrumental as we continue to seek to build long-term value for our shareholders. We are excited Mary is joining our team and look forward to working with her.”