EA has undergone some major changes in recent weeks, following massive layoffs and the resigning of former CEO John Riccitiello. To shake up the company even further, EA has announced it has appointed former New York Times Vice President of the Digital Products and Services Denise F. Warren to its board of directors.
Warren will be replacing former director Gregory Maffei, who opted out of being re-elected to the board following elections on July 31. He will be pursing further options his own company, Discovery Chanel distributor Liberty Media, of which he is the president.
EA Executive Chairman Larry Probst praised Warren in a press release:
"Denise Warren brings an enormous amount of digital media experience to EA's Board of Directors. We look forward to the leadership and perspective that she will provide to our company. I would also like to thank Greg Maffei for his many years of dedicated service to our Board. His guidance, involvement and expertise have been invaluable."
Warren previously headed NYTimes.com and the New York Times' other digital ventures.
Stay tuned for for more shake-ups occurring within the halls of EA.
Denise F. Warren Joins EA'S Board of Directors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), a leading global interactive entertainment software company, today announced that Denise F. Warren has been appointed to EA's Board of Directors effective May 16, 2013. Ms. Warren has also been appointed to EA's Audit Committee.
Separately, Director Gregory Maffei has decided that he will not stand for re-election to the Board at the annual stockholders meeting to be held on July 31, 2013. After ten years on the EA Board, Greg is resigning due to his commitments at Liberty Media.
Ms. Warren is the executive vice president of the Digital Products and Services Group at The New York Times Company, overseeing operations for digital content and subscriptions. Previously, Ms. Warren served as general manager and chief advertising officer of the New York Times Media Group, where she managed operations for NYTimes.com and related digital and mobile products.
"Denise Warren brings an enormous amount of digital media experience to EA's Board of Directors," said EA Executive Chairman Larry Probst. "We look forward to the leadership and perspective that she will provide to our company. I would also like to thank Greg Maffei for his many years of dedicated service to our Board. His guidance, involvement and expertise have been invaluable."
"EA is transforming its business by extending the consumer relationship with digitally delivered high-quality products and services," said Denise Warren. "I'm impressed with the management of the company and look forward to helping them extend their products to a broader audience on new platforms including mobile and tablets."
Ms. Warren holds a B.S. and management degree from Tulane University and an M.B.A. degree in communications and media management from Fordham University. She lives with her family in Long Island.