True Value appoints Markert to board

Chicago-based True Value Co. announced Wednesday that Thomas E. Markert has been appointed to its board of directors.

Markert has more than 30 years of business and marketing experience, including a role as senior VP strategy and innovation at Office Depot. He also held leadership positions at ACNielsen, Citicorp and Procter & Gamble.

“We are pleased to have Tom as a new board member,” said True Value board chairman Brent Burger. “His extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation will be an invaluable asset to True Value Company.”

In 2012, Markert co-founded Digital Tailwind, a full-service digital marketing agency focused on helping large B2B and B2C clients attract and acquire new customers for their businesses.

Markert currently serves on the board of directors for State Auto Financial Corporation. Previous board experience includes the Sydney Kings (National Basketball League of Australia) and the American Chamber of Commerce in New South Wales, Australia. Markert is also the author of the bestseller, “Yo