Washington, DC 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 22, 2021 (January 11, 2021)


Harte Hanks, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer

of incorporation)


Identification Number)



2800 Wells Branch Parkway

Austin Texas 78728

(512) 434-1100


(Address of principal executive offices and Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock




Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 8.01.     Other Events.



On January 11, 2021, Harte Hanks, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the appointment of Joyce Karel as the Company’s first Chief Commercial Officer.


In the newly created role, Ms. Karel will be responsible for leading the Company’s Marketing Services business, as well as managing clients, sales and marketing, and services across the enterprise. She will be focused on ensuring the Company seamlessly delivers exceptional services for clients. She will report directly to Andrew Benett, Executive Chairman and CEO of Harte Hanks and will be based in the Company’s Philadelphia office.


On January 19, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Dan Wadleigh as the Company‘s Executive Vice President Finance and Operations.


Mr. Wadleigh will be responsible for all aspects of the Marketing Services business’ operations and financial performance. He will work closely with other business leaders to ensure the Company achieves its strategic business goals while delivering best-in-class end-to-end solutions from marketing services to customer care to fulfillment and logistics for its broad portfolio of clients. Mr. Wadleigh will report directly to Joyce Karel, who was recently named Harte Hanks’ first Chief Commercial Officer. He will be based in the Company’s Philadelphia office.


Item 9.01.     Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)     Exhibits


Exhibit No.     Description




Press Release of the Company dated January 11, 2021



Press Release of the Company dated January 19, 2021






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.











/s/ Lauri Kearnes


Lauri Kearnes


Chief Financial Officer



Date: January 22, 2021