Board of Directors

Ken C. Hicks
Chairman
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Ken C. Hicks has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since June 1, 2024 and previously served as Executive Chairman from June 2023 to May 2024. Mr. Hicks served as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer from May 2018 to June 2023. Mr. Hicks has served as a member of the Board of Directors since June 2020 and served as a member of the Board of Managers of New Academy Holding Company, LLC from May 2017 to June 2020. Mr. Hicks previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Foot Locker, Inc. from August 2009 to February 2010, and also served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Foot Locker, Inc. from February 2010 to November 2014, and as Executive Chairman at Foot Locker, Inc. from December 2014 to 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 has served on the board of directors of Avery Dennison Corporation since July 2007, and as Chairman of the board of directors of Guitar Center Holdings, Inc. since October 2023. Previously, Mr. Hicks served on the board of directors and its Compensation Committee of Whole Foods Market, Inc. from May 2017 to 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 of Directors 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 to March 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Beck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Domino’s Pizza Inc. from 2008 to 2010, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Whataburger Restaurants, LP from 2004 to 2008 and as their Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2001 to 2004, and as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. from 2000 to 2001. Ms. Beck has served 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 to July 2021, on the board of directors and the Audit Committee of SpartanNash Company from September 2010 to December 2013 and on the board of directors and the Compensation Committee of Bloomin’ Brands from February 2018 to 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
Scott Boatwright
Director
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Scott Boatwright has served on the Board of Directors since June 2024. Mr. Boatright has served as Chief Operating Officer of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. since May 2023 and served as Chief Restaurant Officer from May 2017 to May 2023. Additionally, Mr. Boatwright spent nearly 20 years at Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., including as Senior Vice President, Operations from April 2015 to May 2017, as Senior Vice President, Operations Services from January 2012 to March 2015, and in other senior leadership positions. Mr. Boatwright holds a Master of Business Administration from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.

Independent Director
Steven (Steve) P. Lawrence
Director
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Steve P. Lawrence has served as Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of Directors since June 2023. Mr. Lawrence served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer since joining the company in February 2019 to June 2023. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lawrence was President, Chief Executive Officer and served on the board of directors at francesca’s from October 2016 to January 2019. From May 2012 to September 2016, he served as Chief Merchandising Officer at Stage Stores. Mr. Lawrence also spent nearly 12 years working in various merchandising leadership roles at J.C. Penney after 10 years at Foley’s/May Co. Mr. Lawrence obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Brian T. Marley
Director
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Brian T. Marley has served on the Board of Directors 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 to June 2020. Mr. Marley is the founder and has served as Managing Partner of Marley Associates LLC, where he has provided advisory services for 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 to 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 to 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.

Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee
Tom M. Nealon
Director
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Tom M. Nealon has served on the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee since March 2021, as Lead Director since December 2021, and as a member of the Audit committee since May 2023. Currently, Mr. Nealon has served as CEO of SAFFiRE Renewables, LLC, a sustainable aviation fuel company, since September 2022. Mr. Nealon has served as Senior Advisor of Southwest Airlines Co. since September 2021 and served as President of Southwest Airlines Co., a passenger airline, from January 2017 to September 2021. Mr. Nealon also served as Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation of Southwest Airlines Co. from January 2016 to January 2017. Mr. Nealon also served as Group Executive Vice President of J.C. Penney Company, Inc., a retail company, from August 2010 to 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 to November 2015, and on the board of directors and the Audit Committee of the Fossil Group, Inc. from April 2012 to 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
Member of the Audit Committee
Theresa E. Palermo
Director
Theresa E. Palermo

Theresa E. Palermo has served on the Board of Directors 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, a jewelry retailer, since October 2019. Ms. Palermo also served as Senior Vice President, Marketing of Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. from September 2017 to October 2019. Ms. Palermo also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Vera Bradley Inc. from June 2015 to 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
Monique Picou
Director
Monique Picou
Monique Picou has served on the Board since March 2024. Mrs. Picou has over 30 years of supply chain, logistics, strategic planning, operations digital/technology, and engineering experience. Mrs. Picou serves as Global Executive - Vice President, Google Cloud Supply Chain and Operations at Alphabet, Inc., a multinational technology company, since March 2023, and also served as Vice President, Google Product, Technology Strategy and Global Server Operations at Alphabet, Inc. from February 2021 to April 2023. Prior to Alphabet, Inc., Mrs. Picou served as Senior Vice President, Sam's Club Chief Strategy and Supply Chain Officer from March 2020 to February 2021, as Sam's Club Senior Vice President Supply Chain Flow from February 2019 to February 2020, and Vice President, Supply Chain at Walmart, Inc., a multinational retail company, from August 2018 to January 2019. Mrs. Picou held other senior leadership positions at Voyant Beauty, LLC and Procter & Gamble Company, where she spent more than 25 years and served in various positions, including Senior Vice President - Product Supply Global Health Care from December 2016 to August 2017. Since November 2021, Mrs. Picou has served on the board of directors of Ryan Companies US, Inc., a commercial real estate services company. She is a graduate of Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and earned a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Independent Director
Beryl B. Raff
Director
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Beryl B. Raff has served on the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee since May 2021 and as the Chair of the Compensation Committee since October 2021. Previously, 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 to July 2022. Ms. Raff has served as the non-executive Chairman since July 2022. Before joining Helzberg Diamonds, from 2001 to 2009, Ms. Raff held senior merchandising positions with J.C. 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 has served on the board of directors of Helen of Troy, Ltd. since August 2014, including on its Audit Committee and formerly its Compensation Committee, and on the board of directors of Larry H. Miller Company, including on its Governance and Compensation Committees. Previously, Ms. Raff served on the board of directors of The Michaels Companies, Inc., including on its Audit and Compensation Committees from September 2014 to April 2021, on the board of directors of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., including on its Compensation Committee and as chair of its Governance & Nominating Committee from June 2007 to February 2015, and 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 from August 2001 to February 2011. 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
Chris L. Turner
Director
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Chris Turner has served on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee since December 2021. Mr. Turner has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Yum! Brands, a quick service restaurant company, 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 to 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 to December 2017 and Senior Vice President of Strategy for Frito-Lay from February 2016 to 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
Jeff C. Tweedy
Director
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Jeffrey (Jeff) C. Tweedy has served on the Board of Directors, 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, a clothing retailer, having served as its Chief Executive Officer from November 2007 to March 2021, and previously as its Executive Vice President from February 1998 to March 2005. Currently, Mr. Tweedy has served on the board of directors of Safe and Green Development Corporation since April 2023, including on its Compensation Committee and its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, 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 to June 1996. Mr. Tweedy served as Vice President of Spike Lee from February 1992 to June 1993 and as East Coast Sales Manager of Ralph Lauren Womenswear from February 1990 to December 1992.

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