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Scholastic Corp (SCHL.OQ)

SCHL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Robinson

82 1982 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Cleary

54 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Satbir Bedi

55 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Hedden

78 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Director

Iole Lucchese

52 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, President of Scholastic Canada

Judith Newman

61 2014 Executive Vice President and President, Book Clubs

Sasha Quinton

2020 Executive Vice President - Scholastic Corporation, President - Scholastic Book Fairs

James Barge

63 2017 Lead Independent Director

Andres Alonso

62 2015 Independent Director

Mary Beech

48 2018 Independent Director

John Davies

69 2000 Independent Director

Peter Warwick

67 2014 Independent Director

Margaret Williams

64 2010 Independent Director

David Young

68 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Robinson

Mr. Richard Robinson is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Scholastic Corporation. Mr. Robinson has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company and/or Scholastic Inc. since 1982, as Chief Executive Officer since 1975 and as President since 1974. He has held various executive management and editorial positions with the Company since joining in 1962.

Kenneth Cleary

Mr. Kenneth J. Cleary is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Cleary is Chief Financial Officer (since 2017), Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer (2014-2017), Vice President, External Reporting and Compliance (2008-2014).

Satbir Bedi

Mr. Satbir Bedi is the Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (since 2018), Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (2012-2018).

Andrew Hedden

Mr. Andrew S. Hedden is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, Director of Scholastic Corporation. He is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (since 2008) and member of the Board of Directors (since 1991).

Iole Lucchese

Ms. Iole Lucchese is an Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, President of Scholastic Canada of the Company. She is Executive Vice President (since 2016), Chief Strategy Officer (since 2014); President, Scholastic Canada (2016); and Co-President, Scholastic Canada (2003-2015).

Judith Newman

Mr. Judith A. Newman is an Executive Vice President and President, Book Clubs of the Company. He is Executive Vice President and President, Scholastic Book Clubs (since 2014), Book Clubs and eCommerce (2011-2014), Book Clubs (2005-2011) and Scholastic At Home (2005-2006); Senior Vice President and President, Book Clubs and Scholastic At Home (2004-2005); and Senior Vice President, Book Clubs (1997-2004).

Sasha Quinton

Ms. Sasha Quinton has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Scholastic Corporation, President - Scholastic Book Fairs of the Company effective 1/1/2020. Ms. Quinton began her career in product development with Books are Fun in 2002 and in the ensuing 17 years has developed a reputation as a publishing industry thought leader. She spent nine years at ReaderLink Distribution Services where she held leadership roles in product development, sales and marketing, culminating in her role as SVP, Marketing and Procurement in which she oversaw all marketing functions for the nation's leading trade book distributor. Most recently, she has served as VP and GMM, Bookstore, at Barnes and Noble, Inc., the largest retail bookseller in the U.S. Ms. Quinton holds a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College as well as a Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate in quality management, and is a Board Member for Bernie's Book Bank, the leading provider of quality books to at-risk children in the Chicago area.

James Barge

Mr. James W. Barge is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barge is the Chief Financial Officer of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., where he has oversight of all financial operations, information technology, and planning and setting strategy as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Viacom Inc., having served as its Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury since January 2008. He was the Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Time Warner Inc. from 2002 to 2007 where company wide responsibilities encompassed financial oversight of Time Warner’s various business units, including publishing operations Time Inc., Little Brown, and Warner Books. Prior to joining Time Warner in 1995, Mr. Barge held several positions at Ernst & Young, including Area Industry Leader of the Consumer Products Group and National Office Partner, where he was responsible for the resolution of SEC accounting and reporting matters. While at Ernst & Young, Mr. Barge served clients across a wide variety of industries, and larger client responsibilities included The Coca-Cola Company and Warner Bros. Mr. Barge is an Emeritus member of the Alumni Board for the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

Andres Alonso

Dr. Andres Alonso is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Alonso is an educational advisor to foundations and large urban school districts and state governments in the United States and Latin America. He is the Former Co-Chair of the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP), a collaboration between principally the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Business School, as well as faculty of other Harvard schools, to support the effectiveness of leadership teams in large urban school districts in the United States. Dr. Alonso served as Professor of Practice at HGSE from 2013 to 2018, teaching on driving change, school reform and the leadership of instruction, and helping lead the Education Degree in Leadership Doctorate program. Previously, he led the Baltimore City Public Schools as Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2013. From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Alonso served as Deputy Chancellor of Teaching and Learning, and from 2003 to 2006, as Chief of Staff for Teaching and Learning, at the New York City Department of Education. From 1987 to 1998, Dr. Alonso taught special needs and English language learners in the Newark, NJ, public school system. Dr. Alonso earned a BA from Columbia and a JD from Harvard Law School and practiced law in New York City from 1982 to 1984, prior to determining to enter the teaching profession. Dr. Alonso received a doctorate in education from Harvard in 2006. He is a trustee and former chair of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a trustee of the William T. Grant Foundation, and a former trustee of Teachers College of Columbia University. He is past chair of the Reporting and Dissemination Committee of the National Assessment Governing Board.

Mary Beech

Ms. Mary Beech is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Beech is the principal of MRB Brand Consulting and the former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Kate Spade New York, where she was responsible for all aspects of marketing (creative, visual merchandising, CRM, social, digital, strategy, and production) and communications for the brand, having been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 2013. From 2000 to 2013, Ms. Beech held various management, marketing, licensing and brand management positions at The Walt Disney Company, ultimately as its Senior Vice President, Global Licensing and Marketing for the Disney Pixar Animation licensing group. Prior to Disney, Ms. Beech also worked in marketing positions in the fashion industry, namely Ralph Lauren Corporation and Ann Taylor, Ltd. Ms. Beech is a graduate of Wake Forest University.

John Davies

Mr. John L. Davies is an Independent Director of Scholastic Corporation. Mr. Davies is a private investor. Mr. Davies retired from AOL in 2002, which he had joined in 1993 as Senior Vice President. In 1994, he founded AOL International, where he served as President until becoming Senior Advisor in 2000. He was also a director of Tickets.com Inc. until March 2005 when it became a private company.

Peter Warwick

Mr. Peter Warwick is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Warwick has worked in the publishing and information industry for more than 35 years, currently serving as a consultant to Thomson Reuters, having most recently served as the Chief People Officer of Thomson Reuters from 2012 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of the Professional division of Thomson Reuters and President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Reuters Legal. Mr. Warwick has also been President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Tax & Accounting and Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Legal & Regulatory Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for businesses in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Prior to joining Thomson in 1998, he worked for twenty years in educational publishing at Pearson plc, including being Managing Director of Pitman Publishing, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Longman and Chief Executive Officer of Pearson Professional.

Margaret Williams

Ms. Margaret A. Williams is an Independent Director of Scholastic Corporation. Ms. Williams is a management consultant based in Westerly, RI. She is a founding partner of Griffin Williams Critical Point Management, a consulting firm helping clients navigate external communications and management challenges. Ms. Williams has held numerous senior leadership, management, strategic and crisis communications positions at the White House and other public and private institutions over the course of a political and advocacy career spanning nearly three decades. During the Clinton administration, Ms. Williams served as assistant to the President and chief of staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton, the first person to hold both positions concurrently. She also is a former president of Fenton Communications; served as director of communications for the Children’s Defense Fund; and was deputy director of media relations for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Ms. Williams began her public service career in 1977 as a staffer for Rep. Morris K. Udall of Arizona. Ms. Williams also is vice chair of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Board of Trustees and has served on the board of the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School University. She also was a member of the senior advisory committees of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis University, as well as a fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Williams took leave from her consulting business to serve as director of Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Ms. Williams received her BA from Trinity College in Washington, DC, and her MA from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

David Young

Mr. David James Young is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Young is a former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group USA and spent forty-five years in the publishing industry. In 1970, he started his career at Thorsons, which had been founded by his grandfather and later purchased by Harper Collins. Mr. Young then held various positions at Harper Collins until he became the Managing Director of Little Brown and Company in 1996 and, in 2000, the Chief Executive Officer of the Time Warner Book Group, the parent company of Little Brown and Company. From 2005 to 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group USA, then moving to become the Deputy CEO of Hachette UK until his retirement in December 2015. During his career, Mr. Young served on a number of publishing association boards including serving as Chair of the Association of American Publishers during 2012-13 and as the President of the Book Trade Benevolent Society from 2013-2017. Mr. Young is a board member of Tate Enterprises, Millbank, London, and is the Chairman of Canongate Books Ltd., the Scottish independent publisher.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Robinson

2,757,150

Kenneth Cleary

831,234

Satbir Bedi

1,133,620

Andrew Hedden

1,230,340

Iole Lucchese

1,151,380

Judith Newman

1,039,870

Sasha Quinton

--

James Barge

184,993

Andres Alonso

164,993

Mary Beech

146,243

John Davies

179,993

Peter Warwick

164,993

Margaret Williams

179,993

David Young

169,993
As Of  31 May 2019