Board of Directors

Ken C. Hicks
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
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Ken C. Hicks serves as the Chairman of the Board and as President and Chief Executive Officer, roles he has held since May 2018. Mr. Hicks has served as a member of the Board since June 2020 and served as a member of the board of managers of New Academy Holding Company, LLC from May 2017 until June 2020. Mr. Hicks previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Foot Locker, Inc. from August 2009 until February 2010, and also served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Foot Locker, Inc. from February 2010 until November 2014, and as Executive Chairman at Foot Locker, Inc. from December 2014 until May 2015. Prior to joining Foot Locker, Inc., Mr. Hicks held senior positions at J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Payless ShoeSource, Home Shopping Network, May Department Stores Company, and McKinsey & Company. Currently, Mr. Hicks serves on the board of directors of Avery Dennison Corporation since July 2007. Previously, Mr. Hicks served on the Board of Directors and its Compensation Committee of Whole Foods Market, Inc. from May 2017 until August 2017 . Mr. Hicks graduated from the United States Military Academy located in West Point, NY, and served in the U.S. Army. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.

Chairman of the Board
Wendy A. Beck
Director
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Wendy A. Beck has served on the Board and the Audit Committee since December 2020 and as a member and the Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee since May 2021. Ms. Beck most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Inc., from September 2010 until March 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Beck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Domino’s Pizza Inc. from 2008 until 2010, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Whataburger Restaurants, LP from 2004 until 2008 and as their Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2001 through 2004, and as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. from 2000 through 2001. Currently, Ms. Beck serves on the Board of Directors of Traeger, Inc., including on its Audit Committee and its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since July 2021, and on the Board of Directors of Hawaiian Holding, Inc., including on its Audit Committee since July 2022. Previously, Ms. Beck served on the Board of Directors and chaired the Audit Committee of At Home Group Inc. from September 2014 until July 2021, on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of SpartanNash Company from September 2010 until December 2013 and on the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee of Bloomin’ Brands from February 2018 until April 2022. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Independent Director
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Brian T. Marley
Director
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Brian T. Marley has served on the Board and as a member and Chair of the Audit Committee since June 2020 and served as a member of the board of managers of New Academy Holding Company, LLC from January 2018 until June 2020. Mr. Marley is the founder and has served as Managing Partner of Marley Associates LLC, where he has provided advisory services or a wide variety of consumer and retail firms, since 2014. Mr. Marley previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Belk, Inc. from 2000 until 2013. At Belk, Mr. Marley had responsibility for financial planning, accounting, treasury, risk management, process improvement, credit and customer loyalty programs. He also served as Chairman of Belk National Bank from 2000 until 2006. Prior to joining Belk, Mr. Marley was at KPMG LLP for 20 years, during which he was an Audit and Assurance partner in the Retail and Consumer Industry practice for seven years. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and where he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Visitors.

Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee
Thomas (Tom) M. Nealon
Director
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Tom M. Nealon has served on the Board and the Compensation Committee since March 2021 and as Lead Director since December 2021. Mr. Nealon has served as Senior Advisor of Southwest Airlines Co. since September 2021 and President of Southwest Airlines Co. from January 2017 until September 2021. Mr. Nealon also served as Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation of Southwest Airlines Co. from January 2016 until January 2017. Mr. Nealon has also served as Group Executive Vice President of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., a retail company, from August 2010 until December 2011. In this role Mr. Nealon was responsible for Strategy, jcp.com, Information Technology, Customer Insights, and Digital Ventures. Mr. Nealon held other senior positions and consulting roles at J.C. Penney, The Feld Group, and Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, Inc. Previously, Mr. Nealon served on the Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines Co. from December 2010 until November 2015, and on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the Fossil Group, Inc. from April 2012 until May 2020. He is a graduate of Villanova University’s School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and earned a Master of Business from the University of Dallas.

Independent Director
Lead Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Theresa E. Palermo
Director
Theresa E. Palermo

Theresa E. Palermo has served on the Board and the Nominating and Governance Committee since July 2022. Ms. Palermo has served as Senior Vice President, Connected Commerce and Marketing at Signet Jewelers Limited, since October 2019. Ms. Palermo also served as Senior Vice President, Marketing of Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. from September 2017 until October 2019. Ms. Palermo has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Vera Bradley Inc. from June 2015 until August 2017. Ms. Palermo held other senior positions and roles at Fossil Group Inc., Collective Brands, Inc., The Timberland Company, Polaroid Corporation, and United Communications Group Limited. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and earned a Master of Business Administration from Simmons University.

Independent Director
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Beryl B. Raff
Director
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Beryl B. Raff has served on the Board and the Compensation Committee since May 2021 and as the Chair of the Compensation Committee since October 2021. Ms. Raff was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Helzberg Diamonds, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., a multinational conglomerate holding company, from 2009 until July 2022. Before joining Helzberg Diamonds, from 2001 until 2009, Ms. Raff held senior merchandising positions with J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (“JC Penney”), most recently as Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, where she was responsible for the day to day operation of the fine jewelry business and served on its Executive Board, which determined strategic direction and initiatives for JC Penney. Prior to JC Penney, Ms. Raff also was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Zale Corporation and held senior merchant positions at R. H. Macy & Company. Currently, Ms. Raff serves on the Board of Directors of Helen of Troy, Ltd., including on its Audit Committee and formerly on its Compensation Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Larry H. Miller Company, including on its Governance and Compensation Committees. Previously, Ms. Raff spent seven years on the Board of Directors of The Michaels Companies, Inc., including on its Audit and Compensation Committees, eight years on the Board of Directors of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., including on its Compensation Committee and as chair of its Governance & Nominating Committee, and ten years on the Board of Directors of Jo-Ann’s Stores, Inc., including on its Audit and Governance Committees and as chair of its Compensation Committee. She is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Drexel University.

Independent Director
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Christopher (Chris) L. Turner
Director
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Chris Turner has served on the Board and the Audit Committee since December 2021. Mr. Turner has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Yum! Brands, a fast food corporation, since August 2019 where he has global responsibility for finance, corporate strategy, supply chain and information technology. Before joining Yum! Brands, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at PepsiCo, Inc., a multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation, leading PepsiCo’s retail and eCommerce businesses with Walmart in the U.S. and more than 25 countries and across PepsiCo’s brands from December 2017 until July 2019. Prior to leading PepsiCo’s Walmart business, he served in various positions including Senior Vice President of Transformation for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America business from July 2017 until December 2017 and Senior Vice President of Strategy for Frito-Lay from February 2016 until June 2017. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Turner spent more than 13 years at McKinsey & Company, a strategic management consulting firm, where he was a Partner in the firm’s Dallas office. During this time, he served clients in the retail, restaurant, consumer packaged goods, airline, high-tech and media industries. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and earned a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Sharen J. Turney
Director
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Sharen J. Turney has served on the Board, the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating & Governance Committee since August 2021. Ms. Turney served as the Chief Executive Officer of Russia-based jeans brand Gloria Jeans from November 2018 until November 2019. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret, a division of L Brands, Inc., from July 2006 until February 2016, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret Direct, the brand’s catalogue and eCommerce operation, from May 2000 until July 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Turney spent 10 years in various executive roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Direct, the direct marketing division of Neiman Marcus Group. Ms. Turney has also served as an advisor to several retailers and technology companies. Currently, Ms. Turney serves on the Board of Directors of Bread Financial (formerly Alliance Data Systems Corp.), including on its Nominating and Governance Committee and as Chair of its Compensation Committee since June 2019. Previously, Ms. Turney served on the Board of Directors of Sweden-based designer sock and underwear brand Happy Socks AB from January 2018 until November 2019, on the Board of Directors of M/I Homes, Inc. from January 2011 until February 2018, and on the Board of Directors of FULLBEAUTY Brands from July 2016 until September 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education and serves on the Baker Retailing Center Industry Advisory Board at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Jeffrey C. Tweedy
Director
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Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Tweedy has served on the Board, the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating & Governance Committee since October 2020. In March of 2021, Mr. Tweedy transitioned to an advisory role with Sean John Clothing, having served as its Chief Executive Officer from November 2007 until March 2021, and previously as its Executive Vice President from February 1998 until March 2005. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of The Piney Woods School since February 2019, and the advisory board of the Fashion Institute of Technology since January 2020, where he previously studied Menswear Design and Marketing. He served as Vice President of Karl Kani Jeans from March 1993 until June 1996. Mr. Tweedy served as Vice President of Spike Lee from February 1992 until June 1993 and as East Coast Sales Manager of Ralph Lauren Womenswear from February 1990 until December 1992.

Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee