|David F. Dyer|
Director and President and Chief Executive Officer
Director Since 2007
David F. Dyer has been a director since 2007 and has been President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since January 8, 2009. Mr. Dyer is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation where he served from August 2003 until his retirement in May 2006. Mr. Dyer was retired from May 2006 until January 2009. Prior to joining Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, Mr. Dyer served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lands’ End from 1998 through 2002. From June 2002 until August 2003, Mr. Dyer also served as Executive Vice President of Sears and a member of its Management Executive Committee. In addition to his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lands’ End, his responsibilities included the Sears Direct businesses, both internet and catalog, and the Great Indoors Home division of Sears. Mr. Dyer previously served in various other roles at Lands’ End from 1989 to 1994, including as Vice Chairman and Director from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Dyer began his career with Burdines, a division of Federated Department Stores, and held various merchandising and marketing posts during his 17 years there. He later served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Shopping Network and was Acting President of J. Crew Catalog from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Dyer currently also serves on the Board of Directors for Zale Corporation. Previously, Mr. Dyer served on the boards of directors of Advo, Inc. from 1997 to 2007 and Tommy Hilfiger Corporation from 2003 to 2006.
|Janice L. Fields|
Director and member of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee
Director Since 2013
Janice L. Fields has been a director since May of 2013. Ms. Fields served as President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation, from January 2010 through November 2012. Previously, Ms. Fields held numerous other roles at McDonald’s, having started her career as a crew member. Prior to serving as President, she held several executive positions within McDonald’s USA, including U.S. Division President for the Central Division from 2003 through 2006 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2006 through January 2010. Ms. Fields currently serves on the Board of Directors of Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of agricultural products. Ms. Fields also serves on the boards of The Field Museum, The Global Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and chairs the Board of United Cerebral Palsy.
|Verna K. Gibson|
Director and Chairwoman of the Merchant Committee
Director Since 1993
Verna K. Gibson has been a director since 1993 and presently is a retailing consultant. Ms. Gibson provided consulting services to the Company including serving as Interim Brand President for Soma from November 2009 to May 2010. From 1985 to 1991, Ms. Gibson was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Limited Stores Division of The Limited, Inc., a retail apparel specialty chain. From January 1991 through 1995, she served as President of Outlook Consulting Int., Inc. and in January 1999, she resumed the position of President of Outlook Consulting Int., Inc. From December 1994 to July 1996, Ms. Gibson was the Chairman of the Board of Petrie Retail, Inc. From 1993 to fall 1999, Ms. Gibson was a partner of Retail Options, Inc., a New York based retail consulting firm.
|John J. Mahoney|
Director and Chairman of the Compensation & Benefits Committee
Director Since 2007
John J. Mahoney has been a director since 2007 and is currently Vice Chairman Staples, Inc., having served as Vice Chairman since January 2006. Mr. Mahoney also served as Chief Financial Officer for Staples, Inc. from 1996 until 2012. Prior to 1996, Mr. Mahoney was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Previously, Mr. Mahoney served on the boards of directors of Advo, Inc. from 2001 to 2007 and Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2007.
|Ross E. Roeder|
Director and Non Executive Chairman of the Board & Executive Committee
Director Since 1997
Ross E. Roeder has been a director since 1997 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board, having been appointed Chairman on January 8, 2009. Mr. Roeder is the former Chairman of Smart & Final, Inc., having held this position from 1999 and having also served as a director of SFI Corporation, the parent corporation of Smart & Final, from 1984 until his retirement in 2007. From 1999 until 2004, Mr. Roeder also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Smart & Final, Inc. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Roeder served as a director of Morgan-Kaufman Publishers, Inc., a publisher of computer science text and reference books, and from 1993 to 1998 served as its Chairman of the Board. From 1986 until February 1993, Mr. Roeder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Construction Company. Mr. Roeder was also a director of Mercantile Bank from 1995 to 2006.
|David F. Walker|
Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Director Since 2005
David F. Walker has been a director since 2005. From 2002 through 2009, he was the Director of the Accountancy Program at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg and led the school’s Program for Social Responsibility and Corporate Reporting. For approximately 27 years, through 2002, Mr. Walker was with the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP, having served as a partner with the firm from 1986 until 2002, and most recently until 2002 as partner in charge of the firm’s assurance and business advisory services practice in the Florida/Caribbean region. Mr. Walker is a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He currently also serves on the Board of Directors of CommVault Systems, Inc. and CoreLogic, Inc. Mr. Walker also served on the Boards of Directors of Paradyne Networks, Inc. from 2003 until 2005, First Advantage Corporation from 2003 until 2009 and Technology Research Corporation, Inc. from 2004 to 2010.
|Stephen E. Watson|
Director and member of the Audit & Compensation and Benefits Committees
Director Since 2010
Stephen E. Watson has been a director since November 2010. Mr. Watson brings to the Board nearly 40 years of executive and director experience in the retail industry, holding various executive officer positions with Dayton Hudson Corporation, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dayton Hudson Department Stores Co. and President of Dayton Hudson Corporation. Mr. Watson retired in 2002 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gander Mountain Company, a privately held retailer for outdoor sports and recreation activities. Mr. Watson currently also serves on the Board of Directors of Regis Corporation and Kohl’s Corporation. From 1997 through 2005, Mr. Watson was a director of Shopko Stores, Inc. From 2004 through 2007, Mr Watson was a director of Smart & Final, Inc. He also served on the Boards of Norwest Bank from 1990 to 1996, Target Corporation from 1991 to 1996, Retek, Inc. from 1999 to 2004 and Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2010.
|Andrea M. Weiss|
Director & member of the Merchant and Compensation and Benefits Committees
Director Since 2009
Andrea M. Weiss has been a director since February 2009. Ms. Weiss has extensive specialty retail experience having served in several senior executive positions with dELiA*s Inc., The Limited, Inc., Intimate Brands, Inc., Guess, Inc., and Ann Taylor Stores, Inc. She is the founder and current President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Consulting, Inc., a boutique consulting practice focused on product and brand development, consumer contact strategies, operational improvements, and turnarounds, and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since its formation in October 2002. Ms. Weiss currently also serves on the boards of directors of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Previously, Ms. Weiss served on the boards of directors GSI Commerce, Inc. from 2006 to 2011, Ediets.com, Inc. from 2004 to 2009 and Brookstone, Inc. from 2002 to 2005.