"Our Board will benefit greatly from these two new people and their strong backgrounds. Marilyn brings a national reputation as a respected authority on corporate governance issues and David has an impressive record as both a business man and a political strategist," said Paul Toback, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bally Total Fitness. "Both of these professionals will serve us well as independent directors and knowledgeable advisors to the Company."
A leading corporate governance consultant, Dr. Seymann is the author of numerous articles on corporate governance, technology and strategy, and a co-author of the book The Governance Game. Dr. Seymann is currently President and CEO of M One, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in strategy and governance consulting for public and private companies. Additionally, she is a Founding Partner of The Directors' Council, a company that helps corporate boards identify and recruit new independent directors. Previously, Dr. Seymann served as a managing director with Arthur Andersen & Co. and Executive Vice President of Chase Bank of Arizona. She also has served as Associate Dean of the College of Business at Arizona State University and Chief of Staff to Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt.
Dr. Seymann, former chair of the Board of Directors of NorthWestern Corporation, also currently serves on the boards of Beverly Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BEV), MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), Provide-Commerce (NASDAQ: PRVD), and EOS International (NASADQ: EOSI). Previously, she served on the boards of American Tool Company, True North Communications and Community First Bankshares. She is a member of both the faculty and the Blue Ribbon Commission of the National Association of Corporate Directors.