FOREST CITY, IOWA, April 16, 2018 - Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer, announced today that Katy Friesz has joined the Company as Sr. Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Executive Director, Winnebago Industries Foundation, effective April 16, 2018. Friesz will report directly to Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Stacy Bogart and will develop and manage an enterprise-wide strategy for corporate responsibility and community engagement programs which align with the Company’s values and business objectives. Responsibilities will include charitable giving and volunteerism where she will be instrumental in providing Winnebago Industries employees opportunities to serve their communities.
Friesz previously was the executive director of The Mosaic Company Foundation. There she collaborated with senior leadership to develop and govern global corporate and foundation community investment portfolios and budgets. Prior to The Mosaic Company, Katy held community affairs and communication roles at the Carlson Family Foundation, Ameriprise Financial, ADC Telecommunications, and The Toro Company.
“Katy will collaborate with Winnebago team members and leaders to strengthen and support the communities where our employees work, live and play,” said Bogart. “Her strong background and passion for employee volunteerism, community investment, and corporate responsibility, will be a valuable addition to Winnebago Industries as a whole.”
Friesz earned her BA in Journalism as well as her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.
About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles under the Winnebago and Grand Design brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products. Winnebago has multiple facilities in Iowa, Indiana, Oregon and Minnesota. The Company's common stock is listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol WGO. Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago's investor relations material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news releases, visit http://investor.wgo.net.
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