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Lindblad appoints Paramount's Pam Kaufman to its board

Pam Kaufman brings experience in growing iconic brands and hospitality experiences internationally
Lindblad Expeditions appointed global media and entertainment executive Pam Kaufman as a director, bringing the board to 10.

Kaufman is president/CEO of international markets, global consumer products & experiences for Paramount, the entertainment giant. She leads the globalization of operations, driving growth of the company's international business which includes a streaming portfolio, free-to-air broadcast networks in four countries and brands including Nickelodeon and MTV.

Kaufman also oversees the global consumer products and experiences organization, representing more than $6b in worldwide retail revenue. From SpongeBob SquarePants to Yellowstone, she builds characters into global, commercially brands that resonate with fans worldwide, while also extending into themed entertainment experiences from live shows to hotels and resorts.

Previously she was president of Viacom/Nickelodeon Global Consumer Products.

Growing iconic brands and hospitality experiences globally

'Pam's proven leadership in growing iconic brands and hospitality experiences internationally is a perfect fit for some of our highest priority commercial goals,' Lindblad Chairman Mark Ein said.

'Pam's appreciation of the company's mission will help her advise our business, expand our ideas and increase our relevance in supporting the necessary strategies,' added Sven-Olof Lindblad, founder and CEO of Lindblad Expeditions and a board member. 'I know Pam will fit right in with the Lindblad ethos leveraging her vast brand-building experience, keen international expertise and philanthropic passion.'

Kaufman will stand for election by Lindblad shareholders at the company's 2024 annual meeting.