Viad Corp has appointed Virginia Henkels as an independent director of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective November 29, 2017. Henkels has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee.
Virginia Henkels, age 49, was formerly Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Swift Transportation Company, a $4 billion publicly traded transportation services company. She has more than 20 years of experience with Fortune 1000 companies with broad functional responsibilities in finance and accounting.
Prior to joining Swift Transportation Company in 2004, Henkels held several finance and accounting leadership positions at Honeywell International, Inc., a worldwide diversified technology and manufacturing leader, including Worldwide Revenue Chain and Finance Six Sigma Leader, and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Honeywell International’s Industry Solutions division.
Ginnie Henkels earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1990 from the University of Arizona and a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University in 1993. She also serves on the Board of LCI Industries.
Viad generates revenue and shareholder value through its two business units: GES and Pursuit. GES is a global, full-service live events company offering a comprehensive range of services to the world’s leading brands and event organizers. Pursuit is a collection of iconic travel experiences in Alaska, Montana and Western Canada that showcase the best of Banff, Jasper, Waterton Lakes, Glacier, Denali and Kenai Fjords national parks. Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company.