SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire -04/09/12)- Jones Soda Co. (NASDAQ: JSDA - News), a leader in the premium soda category and known for its unique branding and innovative marketing, today announced Jennifer Cue has joined the company's Board of Directors. Cue was at Jones Soda from the beginning and held various leadership roles at the company from 1995 through 2005, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and board member.
"While Jennifer was here as interim CFO we found that she brought meaningful operational and financial context from Jones' history. Having Jennifer on the board will allow us to continue to tap into her knowledge and experience as a former senior executive at Jones during a time when much was accomplished," said William Meissner, CEO of Jones Soda.
After successfully building Jones Soda, Cue parted ways with the company to spend time abroad. Most recently she has focused her professional acumen on strategic business consulting, private investment initiatives and financial advising. Prior to her time with Jones Soda she worked in corporate banking and equity investment for several financial firms.
"When I exited Jones Soda in 2005 the company was in its heyday, and we were laser focused on our core product that put us on the map -- Jones Soda in glass bottles," noted Cue. "After stepping back to the Company in an interim position in the fall of 2011, I was able to re-confirm my enthusiasm for the brand, the company and its potential. I am now excited to return to the company at the board level and be part of the team as the turnaround continues and look to creating a strong future for the Company."
About Jones Soda Co.
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Jones Soda Co.® (NASDAQ: JSDA - News) markets and distributes premium beverages under the Jones Soda, Jones Pure Cane Soda® and WhoopAss® Energy Drink brands and sells through its distribution network in markets primarily across North America. A leader in the premium soda category, Jones is known for its variety of flavors and innovative labeling technique that incorporates always-changing photos sent in from its consumers. Jones Soda is sold through traditional beverage retailers.
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