HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM) today announced Julie Gardner, former Chief Marketing Officer of Kohl's Department Stores, is joining the Board of Directors of Cardtronics, the world's largest retail ATM owner. Julie Gardner's career is headlined by more than 25 years of marketing experience in the retail industry. Most recently, Gardner was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Kohl's, a value-oriented specialty department store chain. During her 14-year tenure, Kohl's expanded from a regional company to a nationwide retail chain, opening nearly 900 stores during Gardner's time with the company. Prior to joining Kohl's, Gardner had a 14-year career with Eckerd Corp., a regional drug store chain where she held several management positions, including Chief Marketing Officer. In recognition of a career spent in marketing and advertising, Gardner has numerous accolades to her credit, including being inducted into the Retail Hall of Fame in 2005, being honored as a "Woman to Watch" by Advertising Age in 2006, and most recently being cited as the "11 th Most Influential CMO in the World" by Forbes in 2012. Welcoming Julie Gardner to Cardtronics' Board of Directors Chairman Dennis Lynch remarked: "Julie will be a valuable asset on Cardtronics' board, given her marketing expertise in the retail industry and background with rapid business expansion, as well as her insights with drugstore chains, a key retailer constituent of Cardtronics. As our company looks to deepen its client and consumer relationships, Julie's first-hand experience in nationwide brand building will be a catalyst for Cardtronics." Commenting on her selection to Cardtronics' Board of Directors, Julie Gardner said: "Engaging with Cardtronics gives me an opportunity to be part of a company that interacts with more than a million consumers every single day — an attractive proposition for someone who's spent their career in marketing and the retail industry. I look forward to helping Cardtronics produce results with its traffic-driving initiatives, forging deeper client and consumer relationships, and of course, growing its share of ATM transactions."