Former Kohl’s exec joins board of ATM owner

Julie Gardner, former chief marketing officer at Kohl’s, is the newest board of Cardtronics, the world’s largest retail ATM owner.

Cardtronics operates a vast network of more than 80,000 ATMs at locations throughout the United States and internationally.

Gardner spent 14 years at Kohl’s and most recently served as EVP and chief marketing officer. Prior to Kohl’s, Gardner was with the Eckerd Corp., a regional drug store chain that was eventually acquired by CVS.

"Julie will be a valuable asset on Cardtronics’ board, given her marketing expertise in the retail industry and background with rapid business expansion, as well as her insights with drugstore chains, a key retailer constituent of Cardtronics,” said board chairman Dennis Lynch. “As our company looks to deepen its client and consumer relationships, Julie’s first-hand experience in nationwide brand building will be a catalyst for Cardtronics.”

Gardner said the prospect of joining the Cardtronic’s board was attractive given her background in marketing and retail and the fact that the company’s ATM network touches more than a million customers daily.

“I look forward to helping Cardtronics produce results with its traffic-driving initiatives, forging deeper client and consumer relationships, and of course, growing its share of ATM transactions,” Gardner said.