Lorrie Norrington Appointed to DIRECTV Board of Directors
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, announced that Lorrie
Norrington has joined its Board of Directors, effective February 10,
Ms. Norrington, who is currently a private investor, held various
positions at eBay Inc. from 2005-2010. She started as President of eBay
International in Europe and Asia-Pacific and then took on the position
of President of Global Operations, and later President of eBay
Marketplaces before stepping down in September 2010. Ms. Norrington
previously served as CEO of Shopping.com Inc., an online shopping
comparison site acquired by eBay in 2005.
Prior to eBay, Ms. Norrington was an officer at Intuit where she led the
Quicken and QuickBooks brands and later became an Executive Vice
President in the Office of the CEO. She also led a variety of businesses
at General Electric Company over a twenty-year period in a broad range
of industries, including her last position as an officer of GE and CEO
of GE FANUC.
"I'm delighted that Lorrie has joined our board, and we're looking
forward to benefitting from her breadth of experience in growing and
scaling global technology businesses, driving operational excellence and
motivating large organizations across a broad range of disciplines,"
said Mike White, chairman, president and CEO of DIRECTV. "Her consummate
leadership skills combined with her vast experience in technology and
product development will be invaluable to the Company as we continue to
grow and evolve."
Ms. Norrington has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS
degree from the University of Maryland. She also serves on the Board of
DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is the world's most popular video service
delivering state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming, the most
comprehensive sports packages available and industry leading customer
service to its 27.6 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In
the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 19.1 million customers access to over 160
HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound
(when available), access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL
SUNDAY TICKET™, award winning technology like its DIRECTV®
DVR Scheduler and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable
companies for ten years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its
subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina,
Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the
pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an
unrivaled digital television experience to 8.5 million customers.
DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional
Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a
65 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date
information on DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV or visit directv.com.
Darris Gringeri, 212-205-0882
Source: DIRECTV, Inc.
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