FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vera
Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRA) announced today that its board of
directors unanimously elected Karen Kaplan as a director,
effective October 3, 2012.
Ms. Kaplan is President of Hill Holliday, one of the
nation's largest advertising agencies, where she has
worked since 1982.
Ms. Kaplan was elected to and currently serves as Chairman of
the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the
Board of Governors of the Chief Executives' Club of
Boston and the Board of the Massachusetts Conference for
Women, and is a Trustee of the Post Office Square Trust, as
well as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative. She is the
immediate past President of the Massachusetts Women's
Ms. Kaplan is a Trustee of Fidelity Investments where she
serves on the Audit Committee and Governance and Nominating
Committee, and is a Director of Delta Dental and DentaQuest
where she chairs the Nominating and Governance Committee and
serves on the Compensation and Executive Committees.
"We are thrilled that Karen has joined our Board,"
said Michael C. Ray, Vera Bradley's Chief Executive
Officer. "Her unique perspective and significant
marketing and branding expertise will serve the company
Ms. Kaplan was recently honored as one of the 100 most
influential women in advertising by Advertising Age, and was
previously selected by the publication as one of its
"Women to Watch." She was also named one of the 50
most powerful people in Boston by Boston Magazine and the
Boston Business Journal.
About Vera Bradley
Vera Bradley infuses color into all aspects of women's
lives with vibrant handbags, accessories, luggage, eyewear,
travel items and gifts. Founded in 1982 by Barbara Bradley
Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller, the brand inspires women to
"be colorful" with designs that reflect their
personal style. Vera Bradley employs 2200 and fiscal 2012
sales were $461 million. The company's commitment to
breast cancer research continues to expand through the Vera
Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. For more information
about Vera Bradley (Nasdaq:VRA)www.verabradley.com/mediaroom.
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