NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Tivity Health®, Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, announced today that it has added Ben Kirshner to its board of directors.
Having previously served on the board of directors for Nutrisystem, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Tivity Health, Kirshner, 40, is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Elite SEM, Inc., a performance-driven, digital marketing agency that he started in 2004. With more than 550 employees across the U.S., Elite SEM serves more than 800 clients, and manages a collective online marketing spend of more than $1 billion. Kirshner also created CoffeeForLess.com, Inc. in 1998, and the company was recognized as an internet retailer top 500 site for more than 10 years.
Additionally, Kirshner served as an adjunct instructor of digital marketing at New York University from 2006-2016. He began his career as an account executive with 24/7 Media Inc., a digital technology company and earned a bachelor’s in business administration from George Washington University.
"We are delighted to welcome Ben to our board of directors,” said Kevin Wills, Chairman of the Board of Tivity Health, Inc. “As the health and wellness industry continues to grow and evolve so does the digital space, allowing for even more opportunity for our brands. We believe Ben’s knowledge and expertise in the digital marketing arena will be a valuable asset to Tivity Health. We truly look forward to having Ben on the board.”
“Tivity Health, Inc. and its suite of lifestyle brands – including Nutrisystem® and SilverSneakers® among others – are strong industry leaders,” said Kirshner. “I look forward to working with the combined company’s talented and accomplished team as they integrate and define a new standard for health and wellness.”
With the addition of Kirshner, the Tivity Health Board of Directors now consists of 12 members, 10 of whom are independent. Six of the directors joined the Board in the last three years. In addition to Kirshner, the Board includes Sara J. Finley; Archelle Georgiou, M.D.; Robert J. Greczyn, Jr.; Peter Hudson, M.D.; Beth M. Jacob; Bradley S. Karro; Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D.; Lee A. Shapiro; Donato Tramuto; Kevin G. Wills (Chair); and Dawn Zier.
About Tivity Health, Inc.
Tivity Health®, Inc. (TVTY) is a leading provider of health improvement, nutrition, fitness and social engagement solutions at scale to improve clinical outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and create opportunities to feel better, work better and live better. With decades of clinical and operational expertise, the Company touches millions of consumers through its integrated portfolio of brands and works directly with hundreds of healthcare practitioners and many of the nation's largest payers and employers. Tens of millions of Americans are currently eligible for Tivity Health's SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, WholeHealth Living™ and flip50™ programs and millions of people have lost weight with Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet® and DNA BodyBlueprint™. As part of its commitment to tackling social isolation and loneliness, in 2017, Tivity Health launched a rural aging initiative at addressing challenges unique to older adults in rural communities. Learn more at TivityHealth.com.