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Genesco Inc (GCO.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Dennis

66 2020 Executive Chairman of the Board

Mimi Vaughn

54 2020 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Melvin Tucker

55 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

Scott Becker

52 2019 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Parag Desai

45 2015 Senior Vice President - Strategy and Shared Services

Danny Ewoldsen

50 2019 Senior Vice President

Mario Gallione

59 2019 Senior Vice President

Brently Baxter

54 2019 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Matthew Johnson

55 2011 Vice President, Treasurer

Joanna Barsh

67 2013 Independent Director

Matthew Diamond

51 2001 Independent Director

Marty Dickens

72 2003 Independent Director

Thurgood Marshall

63 2012 Independent Director

Kathleen Mason

71 1996 Independent Director

Kevin McDermott

66 2016 Independent Director

Claire McCall

Director - Corporate Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Dennis

Mr. Robert Jay Dennis serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He was President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Dennis joined Genesco in 2004 as chief executive officer of Hat World Corporation. Mr. Dennis was named senior vice president of the Company in June 2004 and executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2005, with oversight responsibility for all the Company’s operating divisions, and became a director of the Company in 2006. He was named president in 2006, chief executive officer in August 2008 and chairman in April 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dennis joined Hat World in 2001 from Asbury Automotive, where he was employed in senior management roles beginning in 1998. Mr. Dennis was with McKinsey & Company, an international consulting firm, from 1984 to 1997, becoming a partner in 1990. Mr. Dennis is also a director of CoreCivic Inc., a publicly-traded, full-service corrections management and real estate solutions provider, and HCA Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of health-care services. Mr. Dennis brings to his board service a knowledge of the Company’s business and responsibility for its strategic direction and operating performance, as well as a broad background in retailing.

Mimi Vaughn

Ms. Mimi Eckel Vaughn serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Ms. Vaughn joined the Company in September 2003 as vice president of strategy and business development. She was named senior vice president, strategy and business development in October 2006, senior vice president of strategy and shared services in April 2009 and senior vice president - finance and chief financial officer in February 2015. In May 2019, Ms. Vaughn was named senior vice president and chief operating officer and continued to serve as senior vice president - finance and chief financial officer until Mel Tucker was appointed as her replacement in June 2019. In October 2019, Ms. Vaughn was appointed to become president and chief executive officer of the Company on February 2, 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Vaughn was executive vice president of business development and marketing, and acting chief financial officer from 2000 to 2001, for Link2Gov Corporation in Nashville. From 1993 to 1999, she was a consultant at McKinsey and Company in Atlanta.

Melvin Tucker

Mr. Melvin G. Tucker serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of the Company. Mr. Tucker joined the Company in June 2019 as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Mr. Tucker most recently served as chief financial officer of Century 21 Department Stores, a position he held since 2014. Prior to serving in that role, Mr. Tucker served as chief financial officer of Bass Pro Shops from 2013 to 2014, as senior vice president of finance of PetSmart from 2008 to 2013, and as vice president of financial planning and analysis of Circuit City from 2005 to 2008.

Scott Becker

Mr. Scott E. Becker serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. In October 2019, Mr. Becker joined the Company as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Becker served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility for Nissan Group of North America and Latin America since 2006. Since 2009, he was a senior vice president with responsibilities for Nissan’s legal, government affairs, finance, strategy and administration. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Nissan’s general counsel, corporate secretary and vice president, legal and government affairs. Prior to joining Nissan, Mr. Becker served in various legal roles at Sears Holdings Corporation. Mr. Becker began his legal career with several Chicago area law firms.

Parag Desai

Mr. Parag D. Desai serves as Senior Vice President - Strategy and Shared Services of the Company. Mr. Desai joined the Company in 2014 as senior vice president of strategy and shared services. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Desai spent 14 years with McKinsey and Company, including seven years as a partner. Previously, Mr. Desai also held business development and technology positions at Outpace Systems and Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Danny Ewoldsen

Mr. Danny Ewoldsen serves as Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Ewoldsen is a 16-year Johnston & Murphy veteran. He joined Johnston & Murphy in 2003 as vice president store operations and later promoted to vice president store and consumer sales in 2006. He was named executive vice president, Johnston & Murphy Retail and E-Commerce in 2013, president of Johnston & Murphy Group in January 2019 and named senior vice president of Genesco in July 2019. Prior to joining Genesco, Mr. Ewoldsen was with Wilsons Leather from 1996 to 2002 serving in roles with increasing responsibilities, including vice president of stores for the El Portal division.

Mario Gallione

Mr. Mario Gallione serves as Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Gallione is a 42-year veteran of Genesco. He began his career as a Jarman sales associate in 1977. He was promoted to manager and served in a variety of sales management positions until 1987 when he was promoted as a merchandiser trainee and rose through the ranks to divisional merchandise manager for Journeys in 1994 and vice president in 1998. In October 2006, he was named senior vice president, general merchandise manager of Journeys Group. In 2010, he was named chief merchandising officer of Journeys Group. In September 2017, Mr. Gallione was named president of Journeys and in July 2019, he was named senior vice president of Genesco.

Brently Baxter

Mr. Brently G. Baxter serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. Baxter joined the Company in September 2019 as vice president and chief accounting officer. Mr. Baxter most recently served as group vice president, controller and principal accounting officer for Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., a position he held since 2017. From 2014 and 2016, he served as senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer for Stein Mart, Inc. From 2006 to 2014, he served as vice president, accounting, treasury and corporate controller for PetSmart, Inc. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Baxter served as vice president and controller for Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Matthew Johnson

Mr. Matthew N. Johnson serves as Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Johnson joined the Company in 1993 as manager, corporate finance and was elected assistant treasurer in December 1993. He was elected treasurer in June 1996. He was named vice president finance in October 2006 and renamed treasurer in April 2011 after a period of service as chief financial officer of one of the Company's divisions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Johnson was a vice president in the corporate and institutional banking division of The First National Bank of Chicago.

Joanna Barsh

Ms. Joanna Barsh serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Barsh joined Genesco’s board in 2013. She became a director emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, in March 2013, after more than 30 years with that firm, where she had been a senior partner since 1994. She is the author of several books. The board believes that Ms. Barsh’s expertise gained through more than three decades of helping management teams and boards identify market opportunities and chart and implement strategies provides valuable insight to Genesco’s board and management.

Matthew Diamond

Mr. Matthew C. Diamond serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Diamond co-founded Alloy, Inc. in 1996, a privately-held marketing and media company focusing on the youth demographic through television, film, and digital media, which merged with Break Media in October 2013 to form Defy Media. He served as chief executive officer of Defy Media, LLC from October 2013 until November 2018. Mr. Diamond was a director of Alloy since its founding, and was named its chairman and chief executive officer in 1999. He has been a director of Genesco since 2001. The board considers Mr. Diamond’s experience in marketing to be a key demographic of the Company’s Journeys business, his knowledge of digital media and direct marketing, and his senior management experience to be important contributors to the effectiveness of Genesco’s board.

Marty Dickens

Mr. Marty G. Dickens serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dickens, who joined Genesco’s board in 2003, retired from AT&T-Tennessee in 2007, after serving as its president for nine years. He held a number of positions with BellSouth/AT&T Corp. and its predecessors and affiliates since 1999, following more than six years as an executive vice president with BellSouth International. Mr. Dickens is also lead director of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc., a publicly-traded bank holding company, chairman of the board of Harpeth Companies, a privately-held investment banking, consulting, and ventures company, and a director of a number of charitable and community organizations. The board believes that Mr. Dickens’ experience in various positions with BellSouth and AT&T, including his international experience, and his extensive involvement in the Company’s headquarters community, Nashville, Tennessee, are beneficial to the board and to the Company.

Thurgood Marshall

Mr. Thurgood Marshall Jr., J.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Marshall, who joined Genesco’s board in 2012, was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP until his retirement in September 2019. He also serves on the board of CoreCivic Inc., a publicly-traded, full-service corrections management and real estate solutions provider. He is a former board member of the Ethics Compliance and Certification Institute, and the Ford Foundation. Mr. Marshall’s professional background includes service in all three branches of the federal government and in the private sector. Prior to joining a predecessor of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in 2001, he served in roles including Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary from 1997 to 2001, co-chair of the White House Olympic Task Force in connection with the 2002 Winter Olympics, director of legislative affairs and deputy counsel to the Vice President, and counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, and the Governmental Affairs Committee. The board believes that Mr. Marshall’s extensive experience in government service and his expertise in corporate governance and oversight gained through service as a director in for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors, bring unique and valuable perspective to Genesco.

Kathleen Mason

Ms. Kathleen Mason serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Mason, who joined Genesco’s board in 1996, served as president and chief executive officer of Tuesday Morning Corporation, an operator of first-quality discount and closeout home furnishing and gift stores, from 2000 until June 2012. She was president and chief merchandising officer of Filene’s Basement, Inc. in 1999. She was president of the HomeGoods division of The TJX Companies, Inc., an apparel and home fashion retailer, from 1997 to 1999. She was employed by Cherry & Webb, a women’s apparel specialty chain, from 1987 until 1992, as executive vice president, then, until 1997, as chairman, president and chief executive officer. Her previous business experience includes senior management positions with retailers May Company, The Limited Inc. and the Mervyn’s Stores division of Dayton-Hudson Corp. (now Target Corporation). Ms. Mason has also served as a director of other national retailers. Ms. Mason’s senior executive and board experience with other national retail companies provide her with a valuable perspective on a numsber of issues directly relevant to the Company’s business.

Kevin McDermott

Mr. Kevin P. McDermott serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McDermott retired as a partner of the international accounting firm KPMG LLP in 2013, after having been associated with the firm for 33 years in various capacities, including audit engagement partner, Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) reviewing partner, professional practice partner, and audit partner in the firm’s Office of General Counsel. In March 2019, Mr. McDermott joined Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. as chief audit executive. He is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Daktronics, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of electronic scoreboards and display systems, and has served on the boards of several community, arts and religious organizations. Mr. McDermott joined Genesco’s board of directors in 2016. The board considers Mr. McDermott’s broad exposure to many businesses and his knowledge of accounting, auditing, and public reporting gained in his career with KPMG to be valuable to the board and to the Company.

Claire McCall

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