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St. Pete apparel firm names new board members from fashion, finance

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Publicly traded apparel and uniform business Superior Group of Companies says it appointed Loreen Spencer and Susan Lattmann to its board of directors, effective Monday, bolstering its team with two experienced certified public accountants.

Spencer, 58, has experience in auditing, accounting, finance and governance, says the St. Pete-based company. From 1987 until her retirement in 2016, Spencer was an audit partner for Deloitte and Touche.

After retiring, Spencer has served on boards of numerous Tampa Bay companies. Since 2017, she served on the board and the audit-and-risk committee of Raymond James Bank, a banking subsidiary of Raymond James Financial. Since 2020, Spencer served on the board of Typ Tap Insurance Group, where she is also audit committee chair. Spencer previously served on the board of HCI Group.

Loreen Spencer
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Spencer is a founding board member and since 2002 has been board chair of the Gift of Adoption, Florida Chapter. In 2015, she was recognized by the U.S. Congress as a Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute "Angel in Adoption."

Superior Group says Lattmann, 55, has experience in finance, accounting and business operations, "with significant governance experience."

Lattmann has been the chief financial officer for The Row, an international luxury apparel retailer, since 2021. 

Previously, she was employed by Bed Bath and Beyond for more than 23 years. There, she held several roles, including CFO and chief administrative officer. Lattmann began her professional career with Arthur Andersen, according to Superior Group.

Susan Lattmann
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Lattmann serves on the board of Aterian, a technology-enabled consumer products company; the board of Farmer Focus, an organic chicken company; and the board of ArcTrust III, a real estate investment trust, according to her LinkedIn profile.

"Never before in Superior's 100-plus year history have we brought on to our board so much experience and diversity of perspectives at one time," says Michael Benstock, Superior Group CEO and board chairman.

Benstock says the two new board members, both CPAs will improve the company's financial and overall performance.

"Having worked in the St. Petersburg area for many years, I am familiar with the high level of respect Superior Group has earned and its reputation for acting with integrity," says Spencer in a written statement.

Lattmann says she will use her experience to help Superior Group with its plans to grow.

Superior Group says Robin Hensley, who has served on its board since 2000, will retire, declining to stand for re-election at the annual meeting of shareholders in May.

Established in 1920, Superior Group of Companies has three business segments: health care apparel, branded products and call centers.


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