Local Bounti Corporation announced that Jennifer Carr-Smith has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors and will serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board.
Craig Hurlbert, Co-CEO and Board Chair of Local Bounti stated, "We are very excited to announce the appointment of Jennifer to our Board. Jennifer is an extremely seasoned executive with a strong track record of operational leadership across many high-growth organizations. We look forward to her contributions and insights as we continue to drive consumer penetration of the Local Bounti brand and leverage our national footprint."
Ms. Carr-Smith has served as President of JCS Advisory Services, LLC, a firm providing advisory services to high-growth companies in the consumer space since April 2018. Since July 2021, Ms. Carr-Smith has served as the Co-Founder and President of Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp., a company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
Previously, Ms. Carr-Smith was General Manager/Senior Vice President of North America Local of Groupon, Inc., Chief Executive Officer/President of Peapod Online Grocer, LLC, and Chief Operating Officer of each of J. Crew Direct, giggle, and Gilt.com. Ms. Carr-Smith is Chair of the Board of Blue Apron Holding, Inc., a Non-Executive Director of Woolworths Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies. Ms. Carr-Smith holds a B.A. degree in economics from Brown University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
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