Carol H. Kruse Elected to Valvoline Board of Directors

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Nov. 21, 2018—Valvoline Inc. announced the election of Carol H. Kruse, chief marketing officer of Cambia Health Solutions, to its board of directors, effective Dec. 4.

"Carol is an extremely accomplished marketing professional, excelling in consumer brand marketing, sports and entertainment marketing, technology platform design and development, and consumer acquisition, retention and engagement through digital, mobile and social channels," said Stephen F. Kirk, chairman of the board at Valvoline. "She is as equally comfortable with consumer insights and creative delivery as she is with data and technology. Carol's deep knowledge and experience in these areas will be invaluable to Valvoline and we are excited to have her join our board."

Kruse, 56, has been senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Cambia Health Solutions since 2014. Cambia Health Solutions is a nonprofit total health solutions company consisting of 20 companies reaching more than 70 million Americans nationwide.

Before assuming this role, she served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at ESPN. Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years at The Coca-Cola Company, moving from vice president of interactive marketing to vice president, global digital marketing.  

She holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Pomona College.

Kruse will serve as a member of the board's Compensation and Governance & Nominating committees.

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