Jamba, Inc. announced the election of Fritzi Woods to its board of directors. Woods was also appointed as an independent member of the board's audit committee, effective May 19, 2011.
“We are pleased to welcome Fritzi to our board of directors. With her extensive experience in finance, food service, and the public markets, we believe Fritzi will be a great addition to our board,” says James D. White, chairman, president, and CEO, Jamba, Inc.
Woods is currently president and CEO of Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), a leadership development association, leading the foodservice industry efforts to develop gender-diverse leadership talent for all segments of the foodservice industry. Prior to WFF, Woods was the chairman and CEO at PrimeSource FoodService Equipment, Inc., where she led the nation’s tenth largest foodservice equipment company that specialized in quick-service restaurant chains, annually managed 1,000 new restaurant openings, and supported more than 19,000 established restaurants in the U.S. and 46 other countries.
Prior to joining PrimeSource, Fritzi served in multiple senior executive roles at The Dallas Morning News and as finance controller for the Semi Conductor Manufacturing Division of Motorola, where she co-founded the Motorola Semiconductor Processing Segment Workforce Diversity Advisory Board, responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of SPS’s recruiting and retention programs reporting directly to the Division President.
She also served as the executive deputy director for the Office of Administration at the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission, the state-wide E.P.A., and as CFO and vice president of finance and administration at the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau. Woods started her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Woods is an active member of the Young President’s Organization, Women Corporate Directors, and the International Women’s Forum. Within her community, she is a board member of Parkland Hospital Foundation, chairs the audit committee, and serves on the finance committee. She is a trustee of Southwest Medical Foundation and serves on the boards of United Way and Grace Fort Gouldsby Scholarship Foundation.
She is a former member of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation and Dallas Historical Foundation, and she served as chairman of the board for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. Woods has also devoted her time to Dallas County Community College District Foundation, Promise House, Girls Inc., and Girl Scouts of America. She is a mother of five children and resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Timothy.
At its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 19, 2011, the company's stockholders also elected the following additional members of the board of directors to continue to serve until the next annual meeting or until their successors are duly elected and qualified: James D. White, Lesley H. Howe, Richard L. Federico, Brian Swette, Michael Depatie, Beth Bronner, Andrew R. Heyer, and Michael Serruya.