Steelcase Nominates Jenny Niemann for Election to Board of Directors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 14, 2017 – Jenny Niemann, president and CEO of Forward Space, an independent Steelcase dealership in Chicago, has been nominated for a seat on the Steelcase Inc. Board of Directors. Steelcase shareholders will vote to approve her election to the board at the annual shareholder meeting on July 12, 2017.

Niemann previously worked at Steelcase in the areas of marketing, operations and channel development leadership. She moved to Boston in 2011 to lead Red Thread, a Steelcase-owned dealer, and in 2014 became the majority owner of an independent Steelcase dealership, ForwardSpace, in Chicago.

“Jenny will bring unique value to the board, combining her knowledge of Steelcase with her business acumen and fresh perspective on customer needs and marketplace trends,” said Robert C. Pew III, Chair of the Steelcase Inc. Board of Directors.

She currently serves on the board of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and holds a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and economics from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

About Steelcase Inc.
For over 105 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations, across industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including Steelcase®, Coalesse®, Designtex®, PolyVision® and Turnstone®. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations. Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with fiscal 2017 revenue of $3.0 billion.

Katie Woodruff