Florine Mark serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of The WW Group, Inc. WW Group has been the leading US franchise holder of Weight Watchers International, an internationally recognized weight-loss enterprise that began as a family business built by Ms. Mark from the ground up. Success and growth quickly followed as she acquired franchises throughout the Midwest, East Coast, Canada and Mexico. In 2003, she sold off some of her franchises to Weight Watchers International, but she retained all operations in her home state of Michigan. While her name may be synonymous with weight loss, her work extends much farther than that. From her contributions to health and nutrition, women and cultural concerns, business and entrepreneurship, and charitable and community revitalization, Ms. Mark has left her mark regionally and on a national level. As a multi-faceted entrepreneur with a special eye toward empowering women, she employs a large number of women from various age groups and backgrounds in her Michigan and Canadian operations. Ms. Mark’s message on weight loss, self-esteem and self-growth puts her in great demand as a speaker at business and health conferences, board meetings, medical facilities and educational institutions across the country. Ms. Mark has been Independent Director of Meadowbrook Insurance Group Inc. since 1996. Ms. Mark also serves as Director of Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan and Detroit Renaissance.