MasterBrand adds Catherine Courage to board of directors

Catherine Courage

MasterBrand Inc., the largest residential cabinet manufacturer in North America, announced that Catherine Courage was appointed to the company’s board of directors effective as of June 6, 2024.

“We are pleased to announce Catherine’s appointment to our Board of Directors,” said Dave Banyard, president and CEO. “MasterBrand will benefit from Catherine’s extensive background in technology and user experience as we continue to invest in our Tech Enabled initiatives and work to build a world class experience for our customers.”

Courage serves as vice president at Google, leading a user experience and data science team that works on Google’s largest properties. Since taking on this role in 2016, she has led the team through major moments such as the shifts to more natural search through multi-modal input, augmented reality in commerce, and generative AI. Prior to her current role, Courage led user experience for Google's Ads business, overseeing the design and research of the full suite of products built for both customers and consumers. Before Google, She held numerous user experience leadership positions at DocuSign, Citrix, and Salesforce.

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