Groupon Appoints Mellody Hobson to Board of Directors

Groupon has added Mellody Hobson to its board. Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm, but she may be better known as a spokesperson for financial literacy and investor education and as a regular contributor to “Good Morning America” and other shows. She is also a director for DreamWorks Animation, the Estée Lauder Companies and Starbucks.

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