Clothing retail giant, Nordstrom, Inc. reelected its existing board of directors on Thursday and also added a new director to the board, Michelle Ebanks.

Ebanks is the president of Essence Communications, Inc. where she leads all operations for the company's media and entertainment properties including ESSENCE Magazine. On the Nordstrom Board, Ebanks will serve as a member of the Finance and Compensation Committees.

Michelle is a gifted leader and an authority in media and publishing, said Enrique Hernandez, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors for Nordstrom, Inc. With her experience managing operations, finance, marketing and communications for some of the most respected names in media and communications, Michelle will be a terrific addition to our team.

The Nordstrom Board consists of 12 directors, nine of whom serve as independent directors. Each director will serve for a one-year term.