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Long-time retail, marketing exec named to Motorola board

Jeanne Jackson

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.  -- Motorola Mobility Holdings has announced the appointment of Jeanne Jackson, president of direct-to-consumer for Nike, to the company's board of directors effective immediately.

"We are pleased to welcome Jeanne to our board and look forward to benefiting from her extensive retail industry knowledge and experience," said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility. "Jeanne's background and insight will prove invaluable to Motorola Mobility as we continue to position the company for future growth and success."

Jackson has held her current position at Nike since March 2009, which she assumed after serving on the Nike board of directors for eight years. Jackson's career spans 30 years in retailing and marketing, having served as CEO of Walmart.com, CEO of Gap, Inc. Direct, and president and CEO of Banana Republic. She's also held retail leadership roles with Victoria's Secret, The Walt Disney Company, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Federated Department Stores.