Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12, announced the appointment of Emily C. Chiu to its Board of Directors, effective June 19, 2018. With Ms. Chiu’s appointment, the Barnes & Noble Education Board will expand to seven directors, six of whom will be independent.
Ms. Chiu has more than a decade of leadership experience with significant technology and education expertise. She currently serves as a Principal at Square, Inc., a provider of commerce tools that help businesses start, run, and grow from payments to point-of-sale to financing. Ms. Chiu currently oversees Square’s corporate development strategy and M&A activity across its SMB (Seller), direct-to-consumer (Cash App), and developer platform businesses. She also serves on the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership, a provider of executive education focused on leadership development.
“We are pleased to welcome Emily to the Barnes & Noble Education Board,” said Michael P. Huseby, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Barnes & Noble Education. “Emily’s strong executive management and leadership experience in both education and technology make her a strong addition to our Board. She also brings significant expertise in overseeing nimble startup organizations with a focus on digital. We are confident that we will benefit from her fresh insights and contributions as we continue to build our holistic ecosystem of content, products and services and deliver value for our shareholders.”
“I am excited to join the Board of Barnes & Noble Education and eager to leverage my broad experience in education and technology to help further the Company’s inspiring mission and continued transformation,” said Ms. Chiu. “With its strong legacy of serving colleges, universities and students, and full-suite of innovative solutions, Barnes & Noble Education is in an excellent position to succeed as a leading partner to institutions, students and faculty. I’ve seen first-hand the transformative impact that a quality education can have, and I look forward to working closely with the Board and management team to drive continued growth, value creation, and positive student outcomes.”