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Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (ETH.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

M. Kathwari

73 1988 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Corey Whitely

57 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer

Daniel Grow

71 2015 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Eric Koster

70 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

John Bedford

62 2014 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Tracy Paccione

51 2009 Vice President - Merchandising

Clifford Thorn

65 2001 Vice President - Upholstery Manufacturing

John Dooner

69 2014 Lead Independent Director

James Carlson

62 2013 Independent Director

Domenick Esposito

70 2015 Independent Director

Mary Garrett

58 2016 Independent Director

James Schmotter

70 2014 Independent Director

Tara Stacom

59 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

M. Kathwari

Mr. M. Farooq Kathwari is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Kathwari is the Chairman, President and Principal Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He has been President of the Company since 1985 and Chairman and Principal Executive Officer since 1988. He received his B.A. degree from Kashmir University in English Literature and Political Science and an M.B.A. in International Marketing from New York University. He is also the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees. Mr. Kathwari is the Chairman, President and Principal Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He has been President of the Company since 1985 and Chairman and Principal Executive Officer since 1988. He received his B.A. degree from Kashmir University in English Literature and Political Science and an M.B.A. in International Marketing from New York University. He is also the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees. Among his recognitions, Mr. Kathwari 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 Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal; the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee; the National Retail Federation Gold Medal; the International First Freedom Award from the Council for America's First Freedom; Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award; an Anti-Defamation League's Humanitarian Award; City of Hope's International Home Furnishings Industry Spirit of Life® Award; and the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the National Association of Asian MBAs. He has also been recognized by Worth magazine as one of the 50 Best CEOs in the United States. Mr. Kathwari has extensive experience and knowledge of the history of the Company and the furniture industry as well as extensive experience in growing and managing a business.

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.

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.

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.

John Bedford

Mr. John S. Bedford is Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Bedford joined the Company in February 2008 and previously served as Director Corporate Finance & Reporting and most recently as Sr. Director Corporate Finance & Reporting.

Tracy Paccione

Ms. Tracy Paccione is Vice President - Merchandising of the company. She is responsible for overseeing the Company's merchandising, resourcing, and product development. Ms. Paccione began working for Ethan Allen as a Merchandise Manager in 1997. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Accents Merchandising and then Vice President of Upholstery and Accents Merchandising. Ms. Paccione has more than 25 years experience in the home furnishings industry. Before joining Ethan Allen, she was a Home Furnishings Buyer for Bloomingdales in New York City. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Clifford Thorn

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

John Dooner

Mr. John J. Dooner, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Dooner 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.

James Carlson

Mr. James B. Carlson is an 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.

Domenick Esposito

Mr. Domenick J. Esposito is an 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. 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. 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.

James Schmotter

Dr. James W. Schmotter is an 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.

Tara Stacom

Ms. Tara I. Stacom is an 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

M. Kathwari

3,153,460

Corey Whitely

674,077

Daniel Grow

422,511

Eric Koster

391,654

John Bedford

--

Tracy Paccione

436,337

Clifford Thorn

341,832

John Dooner

87,076

James Carlson

95,076

Domenick Esposito

97,076

Mary Garrett

87,076

James Schmotter

95,076

Tara Stacom

87,076
As Of  30 Jun 2017

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