Anne Sempowski Ward
Ms. Sempowski Ward, who joined our board in November 2020, currently serves as the chief executive officer at CURiO Brands, a consumer goods company that manufactures and sells personal care and home fragrance products. Prior to CURiO Brands, Ms. Sempowski Ward served as the chief executive officer of The Thymes, LLC from April 2012 until January 2016 when it merged with DPM Fragrance to become CURiO Brands. In July 2008, Ms. Sempowski Ward co-founded The FORWARD Group, a consulting firm focused on growth strategies for mid-sized companies and key executives and served as its chief executive officer until April 2012. From October 2007 until July 2010, Ms. Sempowski Ward was with Johnson Publishing Company, serving as the president and chief operating officer of its Ebony, Jet and Fashion Fair Cosmetics business units. Prior to that, Ms. Sempowski Ward served as an assistant vice president for The Coca-Cola Company from September 2006 until September 2007 and held various positions with Procter & Gamble between May 1994 and August 2006, most recently as associate marketing director, beauty. Ms. Sempowski Ward also serves on the board of directors of Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.