Renee J. Hornbaker Named to Board of Directors

October 30, 2014

Dallas, TX – October 30, 2014 – The Freeman Company, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, today announced that Renée J. Hornbaker, chief financial officer at Stream Energy, has been named to Freeman’s Board of Directors. As a member of the board,

Hornbaker will provide strategic guidance and financial stewardship for the company. Hornbaker comes to the position with a strong background in accounting and finance. She has spent more than 30 years steering companies through operational business planning, cost reduction and profit optimization, mergers and acquisitions, financial modeling, supply chain effectiveness, and investor and Wall Street relations.

“I am delighted to welcome Renée to the Freeman Board of Directors,” said Joe Popolo, chief executive officer of Freeman. “As Freeman continues to grow both domestically and internationally, Renee’s strong background in financial management and strategic growth will be very valuable to our team. Our employee-owners will benefit from having another independent director working with our senior team to ensure our long-term profitable growth.”

Hornbaker holds both a master’s degree in business management and a bachelor’s degree in English from Indiana University. She also belongs to the Boards of the Eastman Chemical Company and Tri-Global Energy, as well as serving as president of the North Texas chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Dallas chapter of Women Corporate Directors.

About Freeman

Founded in 1927, Freeman is the leading global partner for integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with over 70 offices in North America and the U.K., Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven and family-owned, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships. For more information, visit

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