Dallas, TX (Oct 26, 2021) — Freeman, the global leader in events, welcomed Gary E. McCullough and Roger Nanney to its Board of Directors effective October 20, 2021.
“As Freeman continues to ramp up operations and undergo transformational change, these new board members bring significant experience in areas unique to privately-held businesses. That perspective along with their expertise in areas like digital, operational and supply chain process improvement, and quality service delivery are valuable now and to our future growth,” said Chair Carrie Freeman Parsons. “Freeman and its customers will benefit from their expertise and the fact that both are grounded in connecting strong culture with business models and processes.”
Gary E. McCullough brings 30+ years of experience as a Board Member, CEO, President, and Senior Executive in market-leading companies including Abbott Laboratories, Procter & Gamble, and Sherwin Williams. While at Wrigley Company, a family-led business, Gary was the executive sponsor for global IT initiatives and innovation, leading the company’s digital transformation. He is well versed in operations and organizational integration, supply chain, brand innovation, and leadership development.
Gary serves as a Board Member of TransDigm Group, Commercial Metals Company, and The Fresh Market. Gary is an investor in and advisor to several other private entities.
As former Vice Chairman and Senior Partner at Deloitte, Roger Nanney brings extensive experience serving mid-size businesses, private companies, and multinational organizations. He has a proven track record for scaling businesses, market expansion, talent development, and corporate governance. Having worked across industries and geographies, Roger has a broad and in-depth understanding of the challenges businesses face in today’s ever-changing environment.
Roger serves on the board of Blackbaud and Priority 1 Holdings. He is a Board Trustee for both the PGA of America Foundation, and the University of South Carolina Business Partnership Foundation.
McCullough and Nanney replace retiring board members, Steve McCormick and John O’Connell, Jr.
Freeman Parsons thanked both McCormick and O’Connell for their dedicated service and many contributions to Freeman’s success.
Freeman is a global leader in events. Whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid, we are on a mission to redefine live for a new era. With a data-driven approach and the industry’s largest network of experts, our insights shape exhibitions, exhibits, and events that drive audiences to action. Our integrated full-service solutions leverage a 100-year legacy in event management as well as new technologies to deliver moments that matter.