HOUSTON, May 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), North America's largest provider of funeral, cemetery and cremation services, today announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. Jakki L. Haussler, co-founder and CEO of Opus Capital Management , and Sara Martinez Tucker, chairman of The University of Texas Board of Regents , have been elected to SCI's board of directors.
"We conducted an exhaustive search for candidates who would strengthen our board's breadth of talent and background and we're delighted to welcome Jakki and Sara to our board of directors," said Tom Ryan, chairman of the board and chief executive officer at SCI. "I'm confident their strong backgrounds and leadership experience will make an important and positive impact on our company."
Jakki L. Haussler co-founded Opus Capital Management , a registered investment advisory firm, in 1996 and currently serves as CEO providing executive oversight for corporate strategy. Haussler previously held positions as managing director at Capvest Venture Fund, LP , as well as partner at Adena Ventures, LP and is a founding member of the Transactional Law Practice Center at Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University . She currently serves on the boards of Morgan Stanley Funds and Cincinnati Bell Inc. , where she chairs the company's Governance and Nominating Committee. Haussler graduated from the University of Cincinnati and Salmon P. Chase College of Law .
Sara Martinez Tucker is chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents . Tucker's previous positions include CEO of the National Math + Science Initiative and under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education . She currently serves on the boards of American Electric Power , Sprint, Xerox, Nationwide and on the University of Notre Dame's Board of Trustees. Among her many honors and awards, in 2005 Time Magazine named her one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States. Tucker earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas .
These appointments to the SCI Board of Directors are effective immediately.
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services. As of March 31, 2018, SCI owned and operated 1,480 funeral homes and 472 cemeteries (of which 280 are combination locations) in 44 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through the businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand, which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service, and exceptional customer satisfaction. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial®, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. As used herein, "Service Corporation International," "SCI" and the "Company" refer to Service Corporation International and all of its affiliated companies.
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