Eastside Distilling, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAST) today announced the appointment of Liz Levy-Navarro to the Company's Board of Directors, effective March 22, 2021. Ms. Levy-Navarro has been appointed as Chair of the Compensation Committee and will serve on the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Ms. Levy-Navarro is an experienced CEO, public and private company board director, consumer products practice leader, and value creation specialist who has spent her career helping industry leaders grow their business and brands.
Paul Block, Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to welcome Liz Levy-Navarro to the Eastside Board of Directors. Liz is a seasoned executive with experience guiding leaders in new business development, improved distribution and sales, digital commerce, new market entry, innovation, strategic marketing and brand building with large Consumer Product Goods companies. We are thrilled to have her expertise on the Board of Directors."
Ms. Levy-Navarro co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer for Orrington Strategies, a management consulting firm dedicated to helping consumer products and financial services executives profitably grow their businesses and brands. Before Orrington Strategies, she was Practice Leader and Operating Committee Member for a former division of Nielsen Holdings, advising corporate executives on issues of business growth.
She currently serves on the AIG US Life Company Board, on its Corporate Affairs (Audit) Committee, and on the Wilshire Mutual Funds Board, as its Valuation Committee Chair and serving on its Audit, Investment, and Nominating Committees. Ms. Levy-Navarro is also on the Burke Distributor Holdings Advisory Board, a Midwestern spirits, wine, and beer distributor, and formerly served on a couple of privately-held company boards, including as Board Chair and Compensation Committee Chair.
Ms. Levy-Navarro received her MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and her BBA in Marketing from University of Michigan.