W. P. Carey Inc. announced the appointment of Rhonda Gass to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Gass will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and brings more than 30 years of experience in technological transformation, cybersecurity and digital risk management. In her current role as Global Chief Information Officer at Stanley Black & Decker, a Fortune 500 manufacturer and a worldwide leader in Tools and Outdoor, Ms. Gass is responsible for driving a strategic agenda to equip the company's businesses with the digital, data and collaboration capabilities required to grow in the global marketplace.

She also leads cybersecurity and digital risk management for all technologies across the company. Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, she was a Vice President at Dell, where she served for over a decade in positions of increasing scope and responsibility. As a global business leader, Ms. Gass has extensive board advisory experience.

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Flowers Foods Inc., where she serves on both the Finance and Audit Committees. Additionally, she is on the Technology Business Management Council; serves on the HCL Customer Advisory Board; and is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Information Systems Management Council. She is also active in the communities in which she resides and recently served on the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut Science Center.

With Ms. Gass's appointment, W. P. Carey's Board of Directors currently comprises 11 members, four of whom are female.