Celia R. Brown
Former EVP, Group HR Director of Willis Group, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
Celia R. Brown has been a director of the Company since June 2016. Ms. Brown served for five years as EVP, Group HR Director of Willis Group, a multi-billion dollar global, risk management and insurance brokerage company with operations in more than 120 countries. At Willis, Ms. Brown was an advisor to the CEO, compensation committee and Board of Directors on talent strategy, succession planning, reward strategy (including executive compensation), culture and diversity. Upon the 2016 merger of Willis and Towers Watson, Ms. Brown served as an integration advisor to the combined company. Prior to joining Willis, Ms. Brown was with XL Capital Ltd. and its predecessor company from 1988 through 2009 where she held numerous positions culminating in EVP, Head of Global HR and Corporate Relations. Ms. Brown serves as a board member for non-profit organization Volunteer New York.