New director elected to HNI board

HNI Corp.

HNI Corporation, headquartered in Muscatine, announced the election of Patrick D. Hallinan to its board of directors.

During his 30+-year career, Mr. Hallinan has gained expertise in finance, strategy and general management. He will join the HNI board’s audit committee.

Mr. Hallinan is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., an industry-leading home and security products company. Before taking the role of CFO in 2017, Mr. Hallinan served as the senior vice president of finance, along with other finance and business roles at Fortune Brands. 

“We are delighted to welcome Pat to our board of directors,” Jeff Lorenger, the chairman, president and CEO of HNI Corp. said in a news release. “He has deep financial leadership experience, and also brings impressive strategic business management skills that will add tremendous value to HNI as we continue to pursue our strategies focused on long-term profitable growth.”

Speaking of his new board role, Mr. Hallinan said in the release: “I look forward to engaging with the other board members and the corporation’s leadership.”

With his election, the HNI Corp. board of directors has 10 directors including nine independent outside directors and the CEO. 

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