Scotts nominates board member

Edith Avilés brings ‘deep experience in capital markets’ to garden care firm.
Scotts Miracle-Gro

Scotts Miracle-Gro announced that its board of directors has nominated Edith Avilés to stand for election to the board at its upcoming 2023 annual meeting of shareholders.

“We look forward to welcoming Edith to our board of directors, as her deep experience in capital markets and leveraged finance will bring an added level of expertise and insights into our board processes,” said Jim Hagedorn, chairman of the board at Scotts.

Avilés has over 30 years of experience in the finance industry, where she has cultivated key relationships and executed growth strategies to deliver strong financial performance across complex global organizations, said the firm.

Currently, she is a managing director in the global investor relations team at Clayton Dubilier & Rice.

She previously held leadership roles at Natixis, most recently serving as vice chair of the Americas. Before that, she held senior positions at BNP Paribas and Chase Manhattan Corporation, now JP Morgan Chase.

“Her fresh perspectives will be beneficial as we continue on the path of strengthening our balance sheet and improving our overall financial performance,” said Hagedorn.

Avilés is being nominated to succeed Brian Finn, who has decided to retire from the board at the end of his term at the 2023 annual meeting to focus on his family and other interests.

“Brian’s experience and financial expertise have been invaluable to the board over the past eight years, and we appreciate his many contributions to the company,” said Hagedorn.