Jeri Isbell

Spartan Motors Inc., parent company to Spartan Chassis Inc., announced that Jeri Isbell has been appointed to its board of directors, effective July 13. According to a press release, Isbell was also appointed to the board’s compensation committee.

Chairman of the Board James Sharman noted, “We are pleased to welcome Jeri to Spartan’s board of directors. 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 Inc. 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, vice president of compensation and benefits, vice president of finance and division chief financial officer, and U.S. controller. She began her career at IBM

Isbell 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 Inc., where she chairs the compensation committee and serves on the nominating and governance committee. 

Isbell earned an MBA from Xavier University, a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University, and is a certified public accountant. 

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