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Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (ETH.N)

ETH.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

M. Farooq Kathwari

74 1988 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Corey Whitely

58 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer

Kathy Bliss

54 2017 Senior Vice President - Retail

Daniel Grow

72 2015 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Matthew McNulty

40 2019 Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

Eric Koster

71 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Christopher Robertson

49 2016 Vice President, Logistics and Service

Clifford Thorn

66 2001 Vice President - Upholstery Manufacturing

Michael Worth

51 2016 Vice President, Case Goods Manufacturing

James Schmotter

71 2018 Lead Independent Director

James Carlson

63 2013 Independent Director

John Dooner

70 2018 Independent Director

Domenick Esposito

71 2015 Independent Director

Mary Garrett

60 2016 Independent Director

Tara Stacom

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

M. Farooq Kathwari

Mr. M. Farooq Kathwari is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Kathwari serves in numerous capacities at several nonprofit organizations. He is an advisory member of the New York Stock Exchange; former chairman of the National Retail Federation; a member of the Board of Overseers of the International Rescue Committee; Chairman Emeritus of Refugees International; a member of the International Advisory Council of the United States Institute of Peace; and a member of the advisory board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Among his recognitions, Mr. Kathwari is a recipient of the 2018 Ellis Island Medal of Honor and has been inducted into the American Furniture Hall of Fame. He has been recognized as an Outstanding American by Choice by the U.S. government. He has received the Yale School of Management's Chief Executive Leadership Institute Lifetime of Leadership Award; the National Retail Federation Gold Medal; and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He has also been recognized by Worth magazine as one of the 50 Best CEOs in the United States.

Corey Whitely

Mr. Corey Whitely is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Whitely served as Vice President Operations from 2003 until October 2007. He joined the Company in 1988 in the retail division and has held positions of increasing responsibilities including the areas of information technology, logistics and manufacturing. Mr. Whitely also serves on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, a statewide group representing retailers in Connecticut, where he also serves as Treasurer, and is a member of the National Retail Federation's CIO Council which is the industry's committee of IT leaders.

Kathy Bliss

Ms. Kathy Bliss is Senior Vice President - Retail of the Company. Vice-President, Retail since August 2013.

Daniel Grow

Mr. Daniel M. Grow is Senior Vice President - Business Development of the Company. He is responsible for overseeing the Company's independent retail licensee network to include North America, China, Southeast Asia, and parts of the Middle East. Additional duties include the Company's Contract and Government business. Dan has more than 30 years' experience in the home furnishings industry. Before joining Ethan Allen he served for 10 years as President and CEO of Drexel Heritage Furnishings and for 10 years with Thomasville Furniture Industries in Executive positions. Prior to this Mr. Grow served in various sales and management roles both domestically and internationally with Armstrong World Industries. He is a graduate of Arizona State University earning a BS Degree in Business Administration.

Matthew McNulty

Mr. Matthew J. McNulty is Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He joined Ethan Allen in February 2019 as Vice President, Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McNulty was the Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of FactSet Research Systems Inc. where he led the global accounting and finance teams from November 2005 until February 2019. Mr. McNulty began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and worked in their assurance practice as an auditor from 2000 until 2005. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University.

Eric Koster

Mr. Eric D. Koster is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Koster practiced law in New York, most recently as a partner in Kurzman, Eisenberg, Corbin & Lever, LLP. He concentrated his practice in real estate, construction, and general corporate law, including related litigation. For a number of years prior to joining Ethan Allen, Mr. Koster served as the Company's outside counsel. In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Koster served as an arbitrator under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, having received appointments to the AAA's National Roster of Neutrals for the Commercial, Construction and Real Estate Panels.

Christopher Robertson

Mr. Christopher Robertson is Vice President, Logistics and Service of the Company. Director, Operations Support since May 2011.

Clifford Thorn

Mr. Clifford Thorn is Vice President - Upholstery Manufacturing of the Company.

Michael Worth

Mr. Michael Worth is Vice President, Case Goods Manufacturing of the Company. Regional Operations Manager, Case Goods since February 2004.

James Schmotter

Dr. James W. Schmotter is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Schmotter is President Emeritus of Western Connecticut State University from which he retired on June 30, 2015. He previously served as Western Michigan University's Dean of the Haworth College of Business, the Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, as well as Associate Dean and Director of International Studies at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Schmotter has served as a managing director of the Southwest Michigan Innovation Center, as chair of the board of directors of the United Way of Western Connecticut, as a corporator of the Savings Bank of Danbury, as a director of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and as a director of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce and the Latino Scholarship Fund (Connecticut). He is currently a consultant with CBT University Consulting, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Dunes of Naples II Condominium Association and the Schools Outreach Committee of the Naples Council on World Affairs (Florida). A recipient of the Walter F. Brady, Jr. Award for the Advancement of Higher Education in Connecticut, he has since 2011 chaired accreditation review teams for three New England universities. Dr. Schmotter's strong leadership, educational and governmental background provides key insight and experience in the strategic planning, international/global issues as well as communicating with younger customers which is valuable in his service to the Company.

James Carlson

Mr. James B. Carlson is Independent Director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Carlson serves as an Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law, teaching Securities and Capital Markets Regulation since 1996. From 2009 through 2011, he also taught Derivatives and Changing Regulation at the School of Law, and from 2010 through 2012, he taught Microfinance and Access to Finance for the Global Poor as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business. Mr. Carlson, who has been practicing law since 1981, currently is a member of the law firm Mayer Brown, LLP, where he has been a partner since 1998. From 1997 through 2004, he was the Partner-in-Charge of the firm's New York Office, and also served as the firm's Global Practice Leader from 2004 through 2008. Mr. Carlson brings extensive knowledge in corporate and financial strategies, and is a highly regarded member of both the legal and business communities.

John Dooner

Mr. John J. Dooner, Jr., is Independent Director of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He recently established The Dooner Group, a marketing communication consultancy, and serves as Chairman Emeritus of McCann Worldgroup ("McCann"), a company he formed in 1997 and of which he had been Chief Executive Officer from its founding until 2011. Under Mr. Dooner's leadership, McCann grew to be one of the world's largest marketing communications organizations, with operations in over 125 countries with a client roster that includes preeminent global marketers and many of the world's most famous brands. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Dooner was Chief Executive Officer of McCann Erickson Worldwide, a post he assumed in 1992. Mr. Dooner also serves on the several not-for-profit organizations; including Chairman of St. Thomas University based in Miami Florida, Past Chairman of Board of Trustees United Way Worldwide, and remains Trustee and Chairman Brand Platform United Way Worldwide based in Washington, DC. Mr. Dooner brings extensive advertising and branding expertise to the Company.

Domenick Esposito

Mr. Domenick J. Esposito is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Esposito has been a practicing CPA since 1974, currently is the Chief Executive Officer of ESPOSITO CEO2CEO and a Board member at two privately held valuation services firms. From 2002 to 2016, Mr. Esposito was a senior partner and member of the Executive Board at CohnReznick LLP. From 2001 through 2002, he was Vice Chairman of BDO, and from 1979 through 2001 he served as a member of Grant Thornton, where he became partner in 1981, and the firm's Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to 1979, Mr. Esposito served as a member of Price Waterhouse. He has been a member of the NASDAQ Listing and Qualifications Committee and recently served on NASDAQ Listing and Qualifications Panel. He formerly served as the leader of the New York State Society of CPA's Committee for Large and Medium Sized Firms Practice Management, and was also an Adjunct Professor at C.W. Post / Long Island University. Mr. Esposito's extensive public accounting background strengthens the oversight of our financial controls and reporting.

Mary Garrett

Ms. Mary Garrett is Independent Director of the Company. She retired from IBM in December 2015 after a distinguished 34-year career with positions in marketing, sales and engineering. In her most recent position at IBM, as VP of Marketing and Communications for Sales and Distribution, she led the development and execution of unique marketing and communication strategies encompassing cloud computing, cognitive/data analytics and cybersecurity in 170 countries around the world. Ms. Garrett retired from IBM in December 2015 after a distinguished 34-year career with positions in marketing, sales and engineering. In her most recent position at IBM, as VP of Marketing and Communications for Sales and Distribution, she led the development and execution of unique marketing and communication strategies encompassing cloud computing, cognitive/data analytics and cybersecurity in 170 countries around the world.

Tara Stacom

Ms. Tara I. Stacom is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Stacom is an Executive Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, a worldwide commercial real estate firm with 43,000 employees. During her 35-year career, Ms. Stacom has been responsible for executing in excess of 40 million square feet and some of the largest and most complex leasing, sales, and corporate finance real estate transactions—including, most recently, acting as exclusive leasing agent for One World Trade Center. Ms. Stacom has been serving on the Board of Trustees at Lehigh University since 2003 where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She is a founder of ire@l, a real estate minor in the business college at Lehigh University. In recognition of her commitment and many years of service to Lehigh University, as well as Greenwich Academy, Ms. Stacom has received prestigious Alumni Awards from both organizations. Ms. Stacom serves as a Director of the Realty Foundation of New York, and is a Member of the Real Estate Board of New York serving on its Ethics Committee. Ms. Stacom is a "Director's Circle Member" of Girls, Inc. and a Board Member of Right to Dream. She is the recipient of Crain's New York Business 100 Most Influential Women in New York City Business, and is a Realty Foundation of New York honoree. She was awarded "Woman of the Year" of the New York Executives in Real Estate (WX), and Real Estate New York and Real Estate Forum's Women of Influence. She received Northwood University's Distinguished Women's Award in recognition of the enormous contribution she has made to communities, businesses, volunteer agencies, and public and private sector services worldwide. She has also been honored by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the New York Police Athletic League. Ms. Stacom was honored with the Real Estate Board of New York's highest achievement, the 2011 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year (First Place Henry Hart Rice Award) for the leasing of One World Trade Center.

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