Simpson Strong-Tie Parent Adds Two Independent Directors

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., parent of Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., announced Chau Banks and Felica Coney have been named as independent directors of the company, effective as of June 1. The Board has also appointed Banks to serve on its Audit and Finance committee and its Compensation and Leadership Development committee; and has appointed Coney to serve on its Audit and Finance committee and its Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions committee.

“I am delighted to have Ms. Banks and Ms. Coney enrich our Board with their diverse skillsets and core strengths which align well with Simpson’s growth-oriented approach,” said James Andrasick, chair of Simpson’s board of directors. “Ms. Banks has an impressive background as a C-level executive at leading consumer products companies, helping to build and scale their eCommerce units. Ms. Banks also brings in-depth knowledge of digital infrastructure, omnichannel go to market strategies and data analytics. She is at the forefront of digital enterprise transformation programs including CRM, ERP and analytics capability improvements.”

Andrasick added, “Ms. Coney is an accomplished professional with a proven track record in delivering world-class operations and leading end-to-end supply chain transformations. Her expertise lies in implementing lean operational strategies, fostering high-performing cultures and leveraging innovation.”

“Both Ms. Coney’s and Ms. Banks’ wealth of experience and knowledge will be integral to Simpson as it continues to pursue its key growth initiatives,” Andrasick added.

Banks is currently serving as the chief information and data officer at The Clorox Company, a role she has held since 2020. Prior to that, Banks was chief technology and digital Officer at Revlon, Inc. from 2018 to 2020, and was executive VP, chief information officer and channel integration at New York & Company from 2013 to 2017. Banks also held management positions at Coach from 2010 to 2013 and Abercrombie & Fitch from 2008 to 2010. Banks serves as a board member of NextUp, a non-profit organization, and holds a bachelor’s degree in management, operations and logistics from Florida State University.

Coney is currently serving as VP at Google, Inc, a role she has held since 2021. Most recently, Coney expanded her responsibilities at Google, Inc. as the VP of Global Server Operations. Prior to that, Coney was VP, Walmart Supply Chain – Southeast Division, at Walmart Inc. from 2019 to 2021; and held vice president positions at Collins Aerospace from 2018 to 2019, overseeing operations, quality, and environment, health and safety for different divisions within the company. Coney also held various management positions at The Procter & Gamble Company from 1993 to 2017. Coney serves as a member of the North Carolina A&T Engineering advisory board and as a member of the Albert Lepage Center for DEI. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Southern University Agricultural & Mechanical College.

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