Zumiez Inc. appointed Liliana Gil Valletta to the company’s Board of Directors. Gil Valletta will serve as an independent Class III director, for a term expiring at the company’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders. Gil Valletta will serve on the company’s Audit Committee.

Liliana Gil Valletta, 42, is the co-founder and CEO of Cien+ (since 2010) and Culturintel (since 2018), both of which are based in New York City and have offices throughout the U.S. and Colombia. Cien+ and Culturintel, collectively provide business consulting, big-data analytics, and marketing solutions for companies to help successfully turn cultural trends into opportunities for business success.

Previously, Gil Valletta held a variety of marketing and supply chain roles at Johnson & Johnson, including serving as Global Marketing Services Director overseeing global strategy and agency contracting for the U.S. and EMEA regions. Gil Valletta also presently serves as an Operating Executive Board Member of AUA Private Equity Partners, a private equity firm that focuses on family-owned businesses benefiting from the growth of the U.S. Hispanic population.

She also serves on the board of the YMCA of the USA. Gil Valletta earned a M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, an executive degree in Global Leadership and Public Policy from The Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Southwestern Adventist University.