Since 1998, Ann Spector Lieff has served as a corporate director for the following organizations:
2010-2013: Furniture Brands International (NYSE FBN)
Furniture Brands International, now known as Heritage Home Group, was a global operating company that was one of the nation’s leading designers, manufacturers and retailers of home furnishings. Lieff served on the Audit Committee and was Chairman of the Human Resource Committee.
2005-2011: Birks & Mayors, Inc. (AME BMJ)
Birks & Mayors, Inc. is a leading North American luxury jewelry brand that boasts 65 retail destinations. Birks & Mayors is a designer and manufacturer of fine jewelry, timepieces, sterling silverware and gifts. Lieff served on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.
2003-2007: Claire’s Stores (NYSE CLE)
Claire’s Stores is a leading specialty retailer of fashion accessories and jewelry. Lieff served on the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee until the company was sold to Apollo in 2007.
2002-2005: Mayors Jewelers (AME MYR)
Mayors Jewelers is a leading luxury jewelry retailer. Lieff was Chair of the Compensation Committee and Chair of the Special Committee during its merger with Majority Shareholder, Birks Jewelers, of Canada.
2001-2014: Hastings Entertainment (NASDAQ HAST)
Hastings Entertainment is a multi-media entertainment superstore retailer headquartered in Amarillo, Texas. Lieff served on the Audit and Compensation Committee.
1998-present: Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund (NASDAQ CUBA)
Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund is a closed-end fund that invests in issuers who are likely to benefit from economic, political, structural and technological developments in the countries in the Caribbean Basin.
1998-1999: Alliance Entertainment
Alliance Entertainment is a leading provider of management solutions to the home entertainment marketplace. Lieff was chosen as an industry leader to represent Chase Bank on the Alliance Entertainment board when the company emerged from bankruptcy. She stayed on until Alliance was sold to Yucaipa Corporation in 1999.
1980-1998: Spec’s Music (NASDAQ SPEK)
Spec’s Music is a Miami-based music retail company that became Florida’s dominant music retailer. Lieff served as CEO, taking the company public in 1985 and orchestrating a merger with Camelot Music in 1998.