Ms. Thornton has been Brady’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2016 and Corporate Controller and Director of Investor Relations since 2015. As Chief Accounting Officer, Ann is responsible for all investor relations and financial compliance activities, including a system of strong internal controls, the preparation of all financial statements, and the completion of all SEC filings. She joined the Company in 2009 as Corporate Accounting Supervisor. Ms. Thornton held the positions of Corporate Accounting Manager, External Reporting Manager and Corporate Finance Manager from 2010 to 2014. In 2015, she was named Director, Investor Relations and Global Accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Thornton was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2005 to 2009. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a certified public accountant.