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SeriousFun Names New Board Members

Westport, Connecticut, March 9, 2017

The Board of Directors of SeriousFun Children’s Network has voted to welcome Fran Horowitz, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Co., and Emad Lotfi Bibawi, Partner at KPMG LLP, to the Board, effective immediately. SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, is a community of 30 camps and programs around the world that offer life-changing camp experiences to children with serious illnesses and their families, always free of charge.

Fran Horowitz

Fran Horowitz,
Abercrombie & Fitch

Fran Horowitz was named CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, Co. (NYSE: ANF) in early February 2017. Ms. Horowitz joined Abercrombie & Fitch, Co. in October 2014 as Hollister Brand President and as of December 2015, she held the role of President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Prior to Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Ms. Horowitz served as Brand President at Ann Taylor Loft. For nearly eight years, she worked at Express, Inc., rising to the position of Executive Vice President of Women’s Merchandising and Design. She joined Express, Inc. after 13 years in several merchandising roles at Bloomingdales, prior to which she served in various positions at Bergdorf Goodman, Bonwit Teller and Saks Fifth Avenue. She is a graduate of Lafayette College and received her MBA from Fordham University. 


Emad Lotfi Bibawi,

Emad Lotfi Bibawi is a Partner in KPMG LLP’s Advisory practice based in New York and serves as the Advisory Office Leader on the New York Office Leadership team. Mr. Bibawi also leads the US/Africa corridor within KPMG’s International Corridor program supporting client operations in and outside of Africa. Mr. Bibawi has almost 25 years’ experience leading risk consulting advisory engagements across several industries with global operations– including not-for-profit organizations. He serves as the Lead Partner on various multinational Fortune 500 organizations, and functioned as the Chief Financial Officer of a high-tech start-up. Mr. Bibawi’s global experience and financial knowledge were key attributes for his selection to the Board of Directors. Mr. Bibawi is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State. He is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Audit. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

“We are delighted to welcome both Fran and Emad to the SeriousFun Board of Directors,” said Don Gogel, Chairman of the Board, SeriousFun Children’s Network. “They offer our Board a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their respective areas, and they are greatly committed to supporting the mission of SeriousFun Children’s Network, and the camps, programs, children and families we serve around the globe.”

About SeriousFun Children’s Network

SeriousFun Children’s Network is a global community of 30 camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families, always free of charge. Founded by Paul Newman in 1988, SeriousFun has served more than 732,000 children and families from more than 50 countries. Each member camp is an independent, not-for-profit organization dependent upon private funding to serve all children at no cost to their families. To learn more about SeriousFun, visit

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