Nautilus Inc. announced that current board member Anne Saunders was elected as board chair, effective August 2. The board confirmed the Saunders appointment after its Annual Shareholders meeting last Tuesday. 

M. Carl Johnson, III previously held the role since 2011 and announced his retirement earlier this year.

In her decade of service to the Nautilus board, Saunders has acted as chair of Nautilus’ Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees.

Saunders currently holds a variety of non-executive director roles at WD-40 and Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee, Inc., in addition to her role at Nautilus. She previously served in executive leadership roles at consumer goods and digital subscription companies, including, FTD, Redbox, and Starbucks. 

“Anne continues to bring to the board an unmatched passion for business growth and a deeply-rooted understanding of the consumer marketplace that has helped propel us forward in our digital transformation,” said Jim Barr, CEO, Nautilus, Inc.

Nautilus’ board of directors also includes Patty Ross, Corporate Governance committee chair; Ruby Sharma, Audit Committee chair; Shailesh Prakash, Compensation Committee chair; and Kelley Hall.