Board of Directors

Ken C. Hicks
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
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Ken C. Hicks has served as the Chairman and our President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2018. Mr. Hicks has served as a member of the board of managers of New Academy Holding Company, LLC since May 2017 and as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. since June 2020. Mr. Hicks served on the compensation committee of the board of managers of New Academy Holding Company, LLC from May 2017 to May 2018. 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. Mr. Hicks has served on the board of directors of Avery Dennison Corporation since July 2007 and served on the board of directors 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 as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. since December 2020. From September 2010 to March 2018, Ms. Beck served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (“NCLH”) and served in a consulting role for NCLH from March 2018 to December 2019. Prior to NCLH, Ms. Beck served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Domino's Pizza, Inc. from May 2008 to September 2010. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Whataburger Restaurants, LP from May 2004 through April 2008 and served as their Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from August 2001 through April 2004. Ms. Beck was also employed at Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. from March 1993 through July 2001, serving as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from 2000 through July 2001. 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 Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. since February 2018, including on its Compensation Committee. Ms. Beck also serves on a private company board, Jack’s Family Restaurants owned by AEA Investors, since October 2019. 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, and on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of SpartanNash Company from September 2010 to December 2013. 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 as a member of the board of managers of New Academy Holding Company, LLC since January 2018 and as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. since June 2020. Mr. Marley is the founder and Managing Partner of Marley Associates LLC, an advisory services firm. Mr. Marley previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Belk, Inc. from 2000 to 2013. Prior to joining Belk, Mr. Marley was at KPMG LLP for 20 years, during which he was a partner for 7 years. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee
Thomas (Tom) M. Nealon
Director
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Thomas (Tom) M. Nealon has served as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. since March 2021. Mr. Nealon served as President of Southwest Airlines Co. from January 2017 to September 2021 and has served as a strategic advisor, focusing primarily on Southwest’s environmental sustainability and carbon emissions reduction plan, since September 2021. Mr. Nealon also served as Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation from January 2016 to 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. Mr. Nealon previously served on Southwest Airlines Co.’s Board of Directors from December 2010 until November 2015, and on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the Fossil Group, Inc. from April 2012 to May 2020. Mr. Nealon holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Villanova School of Business and a Master of Business from the University of Dallas.

Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Allen I. Questrom
Director
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Allen I. Questrom has served as a member of the Board since October 2020. Mr. Questrom has served on the board of advisors of the Robin Report since January 2010. He served on the board of directors of At Home Group, Inc. from March 2012 to June 2020, Tailored Brands Inc. from August 2013 to June 2017, Sotheby’s from December 2004 to June 2014, Foot Locker, Inc. from February 2011 to May 2013 and Walmart Inc. from June 2007 to June 2009, and as a Trustee of Boston University from September 2006 to September 2020. He served as a Senior Advisor for Lee Equity Partners from June 2006 to January 2018. From September 2000 through December 2004, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. He served on the board of Barneys New York, Inc. beginning in January 1999 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from May 1999 until September 2000 and as Chairman of the Board from May 1999 until January 2001. He was Chairman and CEO of Federated Department Stores, Inc. (now Macy’s) from February 1990 to May 1997. Mr. Questrom was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus, Inc. from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Questrom graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing.

Independent Director
Lead Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Beryl B. Raff
Director
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Beryl B. Raff has served as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. since May 2021. Ms. Raff has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Helzberg Diamonds, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., since 2009. Before joining Helzberg Diamonds, from 2001 to 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. Ms. Raff received her Bachelors of Business Administration from Boston University and her Masters of Business Administration from Drexel University.

Independent Director
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Nathaniel (Nate) H. Taylor
Director
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Nathaniel (Nate) H. Taylor has served as a member of the board of managers of New Academy Holding Company, LLC since August 2011, including as Chairman from June 2015 to May 2018, and as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. since June 2020. Mr. Taylor joined Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), a private equity firm, in 2005 and currently serves as a Partner and the Co-Head of Americas Private Equity, a member of the Investment Committee within its Americas Private Equity platform, and a member of the Next-Generation Technology Growth Investment Committee. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Taylor worked at Bain Capital where he was primarily involved with investments in the consumer retail, health care and technology sectors. Currently, Mr. Taylor serves on the Board of Directors of US Foods Holdings Corp. since May 2020 and sits on the board of directors of several privately held companies including 1-800 Contacts, Bay Club, BMC Software, and Fleet Farm. Previously, Mr. Taylor served on the board of directors of National Vision Holdings, Inc. from February 2014 to September 2020 and US Foods Holding Corp. from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Sharen J. Turney
Director
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Sharen J. Turney has served as a member of the board of directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. 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 e-commerce 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 e-commerce and catalogue 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 Alliance Data Systems Corp., including on its Nominating and Governance Committee and as Chair of its Compensation Committee, and on the Board of Directors of Paycom Software, Inc., including on its Compensation Committee and its Nominating and Governance Committee. Previously, Ms. Turney spent two years on the Board of Directors of Sweden-based designer sock and underwear brand Happy Socks AB, seven years on the Board of Directors of M/ I Homes, Inc., and two years on the Board of Directors of FULLBEAUTY Brands. Additionally, Ms. Turney serves as a Director of the University of Oklahoma Foundation, including on its Investment Committee, and served as a Director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc., including as Chairman of the Board of its Research Institute. Ms. Turney received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and serves on the Baker Retailing Center Industry Advisory Board at 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 as a member of the Board since October 2020. In March of 2021, Mr. Tweedy transitioned to an advisory role with Sean John Clothing, having served as President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2007 to March 2021, and previously as Executive Vice President from February 1998 to March 2005. He serves on the board 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 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