New York Times VP joins EA board of directors

Newspaper's EVP of Digital Products and Services Denise Warren appointed to leadership role at Battlefield publisher, is only woman on company's board of directors.

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Electronic Arts has appointed The New York Times executive Denise Warren to the Battlefield and FIFA publisher's board of directors, the company has announced. Warren will also sit on EA's Audit Committee.

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She is the only female member of EA's board of directors.

Warren is executive vice president of the Digital Products and Services Group at The New York Times, where she oversees operations for digital content and subscriptions. Before holding that position, Warren worked as general manager and chief advertising officer at The New York Times.

In a statement, Warren said she is already impressed with what EA has achieved thus far and plans to help the company broaden its audience through delivering experiences on new platforms.

"EA is transforming its business by extending the consumer relationship with digitally delivered high-quality products and services," Warren said. "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."

Warren will receive an annual retainer for her role on the EA board of directors of $50,000 and an additional 10,000 per year for her work on the Audit Committee. She will also receive 2,5000 restricted stock units.

Separately, EA announced that director Gregory Maffei will not seek re-election to the board at the annual stockholders meeting this summer. He had served ten years on the EA board, but is resigning due to obligations at Liberty Media, where he is president and CEO.

"Denise Warren brings an enormous amount of digital media experience to EA's Board of Directors," said interim EA CEO Larry Probst in a statement. "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 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 in Long Island.

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