ZEELAND, Mich. — Herman Miller announced today the unanimous action by the Board of Directors to appoint Candace Matthews to the Board of Directors and the Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors, effective August 21, 2020.
Matthews is the Chief Reputation Officer of Amway Corporation, a leading health and wellness company and the world’s largest in the direct selling channel ($8.4B in reported sales in 2019). Through Amway Business Owners (ABOs), the company offers nutrition, skin care, beauty, personal care, and home care products in more than 100 countries. Previously she was Amway’s Regional President for the Americas and also served as Amway’s Chief Marketing Officer.
“Candace is a visionary and dynamic leader who brings extensive corporate social responsibility, consumer marketing, and brand management expertise to our board,” said Mike Volkema, Chairman of the Board. “Her insights and guidance will be invaluable as we continue to accelerate our focus on becoming an even more consumer- and people-centric company.”
Matthews is an innovative leader with 35 years of experience across a variety of highly competitive consumer product industries. She joined Amway Corporation in 2007 and was instrumental in leading the company through a marketing transformation that contributed to double-digit sales growth, increased market share, and improved brand awareness. She was responsible for developing Amway’s consumer insights competency as well as the company’s corporate social responsibility and brand and digital strategies. As a member of Amway’s Executive Staff, Matthews works alongside a cross-functional group of executive leaders who are focused on enhancing Amway’s company culture, talent capabilities, and global market needs.