Committee Composition


  Audit Nominating and Governance Compensation
Thomas R. Evans Chairman of the Board Independent Director     Member of Compensation Committee
George D. Bell Independent Director Member of Audit Committee    
Mark Britto Independent Director     Committee Chair for Compensation Committee
Michael S. Maurer Independent Director Member of Audit Committee Committee Chair for Nominating and Governance Committee  
David B. Mullen Independent Director Committee Chair for Audit Committee    
Michael D. Sands Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
H. Eric Semler Independent Director   Member of Nominating and Governance Committee  
Susan Thronson Independent Director Member of Audit Committee   Member of Compensation Committee
Susan Thronson

Susan Thronson brings to the Angie’s List board of directors nearly 30 years of experience developing and executing marketing and brand-building strategies for some of the world’s most renowned global consumer and hospitality brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Hotels, Renaissance, Autograph Collection, Courtyard and Residence Inn.

Ms. Thronson most recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Marriott International, Inc.  During her nearly 24-year tenure at Marriott, Ms. Thronson held a variety of progressive marketing management positions, including Senior Vice President, International Marketing, and Vice President, International Brand & Marketing Operations. 

At Marriott, Ms. Thronson led the worldwide integrated marketing strategy and execution for the Company and its portfolio of hotel brands, which were spread across six continents and in diverse stages of development: from brand launches to dominant global brand leaders.  Her work spanned marketing strategy, new market entry, advertising, social media, strategic alliances, digital commerce, customer relationship management and engagement, and customer segment marketing.  She is credited for the successful evolution of the Marriott Rewards program into a platform of actionable consumer knowledge that helped to double revenue (over 50% of all rooms sold) and membership (43 million).  Her work resulted in Marriott Rewards being named as the consecutive winner of the Freddie’s Awards Hotel Program of the Year from 2007 to 2013.

Previous to her roles with Marriott, Ms. Thronson served as an Account Supervisor at McCann-Erickson Worldwide, one of the world’s largest advertising agency networks, overseeing such brands as CENTURY21 Real Estate and Hilton Hotels.

In recognition of her achievements, Ms. Thronson was named as “Advertising Working Mother of the Year” by the Advertising Women of New York and Working Mother magazine in 2013.  She has been sought as a guest lecturer on global marketing at the University of California, Irvine and the University of Maryland for their respective Executive MBA programs. 

Ms. Thronson currently serves on the board of directors of Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain, where she also serves on the Compensation Committee.  In addition, she holds a member-elected seat on the board of directors of PFLAG National, the nation’s largest LGBTQ family and ally organization, where she also serves as Secretary.  She is a member of WomenCorporateDirectors, the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors.

Ms. Thronson is a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow.  She has demonstrated her commitment to boardroom excellence by completing the NACD’s comprehensive program of study for directors.   She supplements her skill sets through ongoing engagement with the director community and access to leading practices. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Nevada-Reno where she was recognized as a Distinguished Alumna in 2014.

Ms. Thronson, an independent director, has served on the Angie’s List board since November 2012.  She is a member of the Audit and Compensation committees.  


Chair of the Board = Chair of the Board Committee Chair = Chair Committee Member = Member Independent Director = Independent Director