Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) announced that its Board of Directors elected Elizabeth “Betsy” Camp, as a new independent director of the company. Camp is president and CEO of DF Management Inc., a private investment and commercial real estate management company, a position she has held since 2000. Previously, Camp served in various capacities, including president and CEO of Camp Oil Co. for 16 years, tax accountant with a major accounting firm and attorney in law firms in Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Camp also serves on the board of Synovus Financial Corp.
GPC also announced the election of two corporate officers. Robert Swann was named vice president – internal audit, compliance and risk; and Christopher Galla was named vice president and assistant corporate counsel. Previously, Swann was assistant vice president – internal audit and compliance. He has served the company in a variety of audit, accounting and finance roles in his 10 year career with GPC. Galla has served as both associate and senior counsel in his 10 years with the company, and most recently was assistant vice president and senior counsel.
Tom Gallagher, chairman and CEO of Genuine Parts Co., stated, “We are pleased to welcome Ms. Camp as our newest director. Betsy’s extensive business background as an executive officer, as well as her financial and legal acumen, makes her a valuable addition to our board. She is a talented executive and we look forward to her future contributions as a director of the company.”
Gallagher added, “Both Robert and Chris are excellent professionals and well deserving of their promotions. They bring valuable experience and expertise to their expanded leadership roles and we know they will do an outstanding job in their new positions.”