/PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. The Nordstrom Board consists of 12 directors, nine of whom serve as independent directors. Each director will serve for a one-year term. Ms. Ebanks joins the Board as President of Essence Communications, Inc., a leading media and communications company dedicated to African-American women, where she also serves as Group Publisher. She leads all operations for the company's diverse media and entertainment properties including ESSENCE Magazine and the Essence Music Festival. Ms. Ebanks will serve as a member of the Finance Committee and Compensation Committee on the Nordstrom Board. "Michelle is a gifted leader and

SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (Logo: (Logo: Ms. Thornton is Chief Executive Officer/U.S. of Knowledge Universe, a global education company based in Portland, Ore. As CEO/U.S. of Knowledge Universe, Ms. Thornton oversees strategy and operations for multiple business lines including KinderCare Learning Centers, Children's Creative Learning Centers and Champions Extended Learning. She will serve as a member of the Nordstrom Board's Audit Committee and Finance Committee. Mr. Turner is Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft "Felicia and Kevin bring significant experience and expertise covering retail, technology, finance, strategy and industry best practices," said Enrique

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