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Paychex Elects New Board Member

July 19, 2017

Kara Wilson is chief marketing officer of Rubrik, a leading cloud data management company, and has 20+ years marketing leadership experience with top technology companies

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced that the Paychex Board of Directors has elected Kara Wilson as a board member. Ms. Wilson is chief marketing officer of Rubrik, a market leader in cloud data management. She succeeds Pamela A. Joseph, who resigned her position with the Paychex Board of Directors earlier this year.

Ms. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in marketing leadership roles for some of the technology industry’s most significant companies. Immediately prior to joining Rubrik, she was executive vice president and chief marketing officer of cybersecurity firm FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE). In her position with FireEye, Ms. Wilson helped launch the company’s initial public offering (IPO) and was responsible for the organization’s global marketing initiatives.

“Kara Wilson brings a wealth of experience to the Paychex Board of Directors,” said Paychex president and CEO Martin Mucci. “Her many years in marketing leadership at influential technology companies such as Cisco, SAP, SuccessFactors, and FireEye will provide great insight for our growth as a technology and service leader in providing human capital management solutions, as well as our expanded investment in digital marketing initiatives. Kara will be a valuable addition to the Paychex Board of Directors.”

Ms. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Her appointment to the Paychex Board of Directors is effective immediately.

Laura Saxby Lynch
Director, Corporate Communications

Laura Saxby Lynch

As director of corporate communications for Paychex, Laura Saxby Lynch leads a six-member team responsible for external communications, including media and public relations programs, as well as employee communications. Among her other responsibilities, Laura is a lead communicator in companywide initiatives, crisis and issues management, and community relations. She joined Paychex in January 2001 as the company’s first public relations manager after serving as the communications executive for a large non-profit and, prior to that, working as a television journalist. Laura is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.