Transformational Healthcare Leader Brings Valuable Expertise and Perspective
NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SmileDirectClub, Inc. (Nasdaq: SDC), the next-generation oral care company with the first medtech platform for straightening teeth, today announced the appointment of Linda Williams as an independent director to its board of directors. Her appointment as independent director will take effect on June 3, 2022, immediately following the annual meeting of shareholders of the Company to be held on the same date.
Ms. Williams is an accomplished executive who brings extensive business, regulatory and information security experience to the healthcare and insurance industries. Having held several senior management positions, she has a strong track record of creating successful business strategies that build brands while reducing costs and driving growth. Ms. Williams is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Risk and Audit at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where she leads audit efforts and oversees enterprise-level business risk and investment, including cybersecurity.
“Linda joins the board at a pivotal stage in SmileDirectClub’s trajectory, bringing deep business expertise that can help the company continue to drive operational execution and reinvigorate growth,” said David Katzman, Chief Executive Officer. and president of SmileDirectClub. “We welcome his valuable insight as we continue to seize the huge untapped market opportunity before us while focusing on our key growth initiatives, increasing near-term profitability and creating value for our shareholders.”
Ms. Williams currently serves on the board of directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps and Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ms. Williams will join the audit committee of SmileDirectClub’s board of directors and increase the representation of diverse communities on the board. Following the appointment, SmileDirectClub’s Board of Directors will consist of eight directors, three of whom will be independent.
SmileDirectClub, Inc. (Nasdaq: SDC) (“SmileDirectClub”) is an oral care company and creator of the first medtech platform for straightening teeth. With its advanced telehealth technology and vertically integrated model, SmileDirectClub is revolutionizing the oral care industry. SmileDirectClub’s mission is to democratize access to a smile everyone loves by making it affordable and convenient for everyone. SmileDirectClub is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. For more information, please visit SmileDirectClub.com.
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