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Independent Director Joins Spartan Motors’ Board

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Spartan Motors has appointed Jeri L. Isbell to the company’s board of directors, effective July 13. Isbell was also appointed to the board’s compensation committee.

“We are pleased to welcome Jeri to Spartan’s board of directors,” said James Sharman, chairman of the board. “As a seasoned human resources and finance officer, her expertise is a rare combination in the corporate world and we look forward to her contribution to our board.”

Isbell is an experienced CHRO and finance executive who put Lexmark International at the forefront of U.S. companies adopting innovative workforce practices and policies. During her 25-year tenure at Lexmark, she held a variety of senior roles, including chief human resources officer, VP of compensation and benefits, VP of finance and division CFO, and U.S. controller.

Isbell began her career at IBM, and currently serves as a director of Atkore International, where she chairs the compensation committee and is a member of the audit committee, and SiteOne Landscape Supply.

She also serves on The Nature Conservancy (Kentucky Chapter), and the Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science (GEM) Consortium.  Ms. Isbell earned a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University.

“It is an exciting time to join Spartan Motors team as they deliver against their strategic growth plans into 2020,” said Isbell. “I look forward to working with my fellow directors and making an immediate impact towards achieving the company’s long-term strategic vision.”

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