IAA Appoints Gail Evans to Board of Directors
Published February 10, 2020 - Written by IAA, Inc.
Evans Brings Significant Digital Transformation and Technology Expertise
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – February 10, 2020 – IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announces the addition of Gail Evans, Chief Digital Officer of Mercer, to its Board of Directors, effective February 5, 2020.
“Gail will bring a digital edge and disruptive mindset, along with extensive IT experience,” said John P. Larson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IAA. “We are so pleased Gail agreed to join and complete what I believe is a stellar board for IAA.
Ms. Evans has served as Chief Digital Officer of Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), since June 2018. Ms. Evans has also been Mercer’s Chief Information Officer since 2016. Prior to Mercer, Ms. Evans was the Partner Group Program Manager for Microsoft leading Customer Knowledge Management across the Microsoft Business Groups, Product Engineering and IT teams and was the General Manager of Microsoft Studios, Services & Operations. She was Vice President and General Manager for Hewlett-Packard and also served as Technology Senior Vice President for Bank of America.
“As IAA and the industry undergo a digital transformation, we are continuously striving to leverage technology to improve the buyer and seller experience,” said John Kett, CEO and President of IAA. “Gail’s significant expertise in digital strategies, innovation and data analytics will help guide IAA in this new direction.”
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About IAA, Inc.
IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique multi-channel platform processes approximately 2.5 million total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles annually. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,000 talented employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA serves a rapidly growing global buyer base – located throughout over 135 countries – and a full spectrum of sellers, including insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. Buyers have access to innovative vehicle merchandising, efficient evaluation services and digital bidding tools, enhancing the overall purchasing experience. IAA offers sellers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at maximizing vehicle value, reducing administrative costs, shortening selling cycle time and delivering the highest economic returns.
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