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Constellation expands board, elects two new directors

Rochester Business Journal
February 28, 2013

Constellation Brands Inc. has increased its board of directors from nine to 11 members.

In addition, the board elected Robert Hanson, CEO of American Eagle Outfitters Inc., and Judy Schmeling, executive vice president and chief financial officer of HSN Inc., to its board, effective immediately.

"We…believe their experience in consumer-driven industries will provide excellent guidance as Constellation continues to focus on building brands that people love," said Chairman Richard Sands in a statement. "We look forward to the contributions they will make to our organization."

Hanson, 50, has served as CEO and a director of American Eagle Outfitters since January 2012. The company is a $3.1 billion mall-based retailer that sells denim and other casual apparel and accessories aimed at young men and women.

Schmeling, 53, has served as executive vice president and CFO of HSN, since 2008. The company is a $3 billion interactive multichannel retailer which owns two primary businesses, HSN and Cornerstone Brands.

Victor-based Constellation Brands ranked 14th on the most recent Rochester Business Journal list of manufacturers with 620 local workers.

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