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Google executive Claire Hughes Johnson joins Hallmark board

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Staff writer | Kansas City, Mo., USA | June 27, 2013
Claire Hughes JohnsonJune 27, 2013, Kansas City, Mo., USA - Hallmark Cards, Inc., a manufacturer of greeting cards, announces that Claire Hughes Johnson, vice president at Google Inc., has been elected to its board of directors.
Ms. Hughes Johnson currently leads the Google Offers business. Since joining Google in 2004, Ms. Hughes Johnson also led the business teams responsible for Gmail, Google Checkout (now Wallet) and Google Apps. Most recently she led Global Online Sales and the New Products and Solutions teams. She also serves as co-lead and executive sponsor of the Global Women@Google Network and is a member of the Google Diversity Executive Council.

Prior to Google, Ms. Hughes Johnson worked in management consulting, developing marketing and customer strategies for large media companies. Her career began in Massachusetts state politics, working for the Attorney General and running gubernatorial, state and local campaigns.

Ms. Hughes Johnson earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management.