GLENVIEW, Ill. — Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE) today announced the appointment of Valarie L. Sheppard to its board of directors.
“We look forward to the in-depth knowledge and new perspectives that Valarie will bring to Anixter as we move forward and grow our business,” said Sam Zell, chairman of Anixter’s board of directors. Valarie’s outstanding record of finance and strategic leadership makes her an outstanding addition to our board.” She will join the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Governance Committees.
Ms. Sheppard is Senior Vice President, Comptroller and Treasurer of Procter & Gamble, a leading manufacturer and marketer of packaged consumer goods, responsible for Treasury, Global Business Development, Corporate Strategy and Financial Planning, Corporate Accounting and Financial Services Organizations and finance support for Corporate Officers. She has held various financial leadership positions at Procter & Gamble since 1986, including foreign assignments in Asia and Europe.
Ms. Sheppard also serves as Board Chair of Cintrifuse, a start up incubator in which P&G has invested and Board Chair of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. She graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Accounting and an MS in Industrial Administration from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, both in 1986.
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