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Kimball International Inc (KBALA.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Schneider

55 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Van Winkle

55 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Schroeder

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Lonnie Nicholson

52 2015 Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President

Julia Heitz-Cassidy

51 2016 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

R. Gregory Kincer

58 2014 Vice President - Corporate Development

Kevin McCoy

45 2015 Vice President; President of National Office Furniture

Kourtney Smith

46 2015 Vice President; President of Kimball Hospitality

Michael Wagner

44 2015 Vice President; President of Kimball Office

Thomas Tischhauser

59 2015 Lead Independent Director

Patrick Connolly

57 2014 Independent Director

Susan Frampton

58 2016 Independent Director

Timothy Jahnke

56 2014 Independent Director

Kristine Juster

53 2016 Independent Director

Kimberly Ryan-Dennis

49 2014 Independent Director

Geoffrey Stringer

74 2003 Independent Director

Dennis Gerber

2017 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Schneider

Mr. Robert F. Schneider is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company. He was appointed Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer in November 2014 and was appointed to our Board of Directors in February 2014. He led the Kimball Hospitality subsidiary in 2013 and 2014, and was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) from July 1997 to November 2014. He has been with the Company for 28 years in various financial and executive positions. As leader of Kimball Hospitality, he oversaw the business as it returned to profitability in fiscal year 2014. He was also responsible for strategic planning, SEC reporting, finance, capital structure, insurance, tax, internal audit, and treasury services as CFO of your Company.

Donald Van Winkle

Mr. Donald W. Van Winkle is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Kimball International, and President of the Furniture Group subsidiary. In his expanded role, Van Winkle will provide strategic guidance for Kimball International along with accountability to improve financial performance of the operations. He joined Kimball in 1991 as a Divisional Controller, advancing through successively more responsible roles and in 1999 became Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for the Furniture Brands Group. His career advanced through successively more responsible roles in accounting, finance, administration, marketing, manufacturing operations, and branded sales and distribution strategies. In 1999, he became Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for the Furniture Brands Group. He assumed full operating responsibility of the National Office Furniture subsidiary in 2003 and was promoted to President of the Furniture Group subsidiary in 2010. Mr. Van Winkle is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Michelle Schroeder

Ms. Michelle R. Schroeder, CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. She previously served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, a position she assumed in 2009. Schroeder began her career with Kimball in 1984, serving in several marketing administrative roles before taking a leave in 1993 to pursue a degree in Accounting. She returned in 1996 and has advanced through several accounting and finance leadership roles during her career with the Company, and played a lead role in the financial aspects of the spin-off of Electronics. As CFO, Schroeder assumes responsibility for the accounting, auditing, investor relations, tax and treasury functions, as well as setting financial strategy and policies for the Company. Ms. Schroeder graduated “summa cum laude” with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana and is a CPA and CMA.

Lonnie Nicholson

Mr. Lonnie P. Nicholson is Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He also served as Vice President, Chief Information Officer from January 2014 until March 2015. Throughout 2013 he served as Director, Business Analytics and then Vice President, Business Analytics, with oversight of strategic application of data analysis, social media and mobile computing in support of the Company's growth of information management into more predictive analysis in order to build greater responsiveness to customer needs and improvement of operational decision making. He also served as Director of Organizational Development from November 2011 until January 2013, and Director of Employee Engagement from November 2008 until November 2011 following other roles of advancing responsibility in the areas of application development, systems analysis, process reengineering, lean/continuous improvement and enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) since joining the Company in 1986.

Julia Heitz-Cassidy

Ms. Julia E. Heitz-Cassidy is Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in November 2014 and to the additional role of Chief Compliance Officer in July 2016, where she has the responsibility to oversee compliance with laws and company policy and assist in maintaining an ethical corporate culture. She provides strategic-thinking leadership, advice and counsel to the Company’s executive management as well as oversees the Company’s legal functions, and as Corporate Secretary, assists the Board of Directors. She previously served as Deputy General Counsel since August 2009, with responsibility for handling all day-to-day legal activities of the Company and was appointed to Vice President in October 2013. She joined Kimball in 1996 as an associate corporate counsel and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the legal department during her career.

R. Gregory Kincer

Mr. R. Gregory Kincer is Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. He served as Vice President, Business Development, Treasurer since 2006 with responsibility for global treasury operations managing Company-wide liquidity, commercial banking relationships, corporate debt facilities, foreign exchange risk, and insurance programs as well as the evaluation of acquisition opportunities. He also served in various finance and leadership roles of progressing responsibility since joining the Company in 1994.

Kevin McCoy

Mr. Kevin D. McCoy is Vice President; President of National Office Furniture of the Company. Previously, McCoy served as Vice President, General Manager of National Office Furniture, a position he assumed in 2010. McCoy joined Kimball in 1996 and spent nine years with National and Kimball Office, building a solid background in both front line and management sales experience. in 1996, building a solid background in both front line and management sales. He assumed responsibility for the field selling organization, distribution strategy and execution, as well as achievement of growth goals, as Vice President of Sales for National Office Furniture in 2005. He was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the National Office Furniture subsidiary in 2010. Mr. McCoy earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Syracuse University.

Kourtney Smith

Ms. Kourtney L. Smith is Vice President; President of Kimball Hospitality of the Company. She is responsible for the strategic growth and direction of Kimball Hospitality. Previously, she served as Vice President of Marketing for National Office Furniture, a position she assumed in 2010 where she led product development, marketing, sustainability, vertical markets, and brand awareness in the architect and design community. Prior to that, she held various other roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, product development, sales and service. She has over 25 years of experience in the office and hospitality industries.

Michael Wagner

Mr. Michael Shane Wagner is Vice President; President of Kimball Office., subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. He was appointed President, Kimball Office in November 2014 and was also appointed as a Vice President of Kimball International, Inc. in February 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, General Manager of Kimball Office. Since joining Kimball in October 2013, Mr. Wagner has led the extensive sales growth and aggressive cost reductions at Kimball Office. Prior to joining Kimball, he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with OFS Brands (an office furniture manufacturing company) since 2004. His career spans over 20 years of experience in the office furniture industry with leadership positions in sales, sales management, marketing, and strategic planning.

Thomas Tischhauser

Mr. Thomas J. Tischhauser is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He was Independent Director of the company. He has served as a Director of Company since 2008. He has been an independent executive consultant in leadership development and a principal with Wynstone Partners since 2007. He served as Vice President of Continental Automotive from 2006 to 2007 and has served in various management positions at Motorola from 1983 to 2006, including his last position as Corporate Vice President. Mr. Tischhauser’s broad experience in the electronics industry provides unique insight into the electronics markets from a global perspective. His broad range of experiences with various clients in the consulting services industry, his experience in strategic business planning, and his six years of experience as a member of the Company's Board give him insight and perspective on the furniture business as well as its culture and business strategies.

Patrick Connolly

Mr. Patrick E. Connolly is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Director of our Company since August 2014, and is a member of the Audit Committee. He is a member of director class II, and is up for election this year. He has served as the Global CEO, Schools and Universities of Sodexo since 2015 and has held various other senior management positions with Sodexo since 1989, including Chief Operating Officer of Sodexo North America, and President of Sodexo Heath Care from 2007 to 2015. He has overseen operations and led growth both organically and by acquisition. Mr. Connolly’s global experience in the health care and education industries, experience in driving innovation, growing revenue, improving diversity, managing operations, and his strong analytical and strategic planning skills bring diverse beneficial insights to the Company.

Susan Frampton

Dr. Susan B. Frampton is Independent Director of the Company. She has been President of Planetree, Inc., a global leader in advancing patient-centered healthcare, since 2000. Planetree provides education and information to healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient-centered care in healing environments. Prior to Planetree, Dr. Frampton held positions with hospitals and research groups focused on health education and management. She is a member of the Governance Board of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services sponsored by the WHO Coordinating Center for Clinical Health Promotion in Denmark; is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Compassionate Health Care in London; and is on the Board of Planetree, among other roles with non-profit boards, committees, and organizations focused on improving healthcare quality. She received a B.A. from Rutgers in Medical Anthropology, and holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology and Community Medicine from University of Connecticut. Dr. Frampton’s expertise in leading organizations to be focused on patient care will prove invaluable to the Company’s planned growth in the healthcare furniture vertical market.

Timothy Jahnke

Mr. Timothy J. Jahnke is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a Director of our Company since February 2014, and is Chair of the Compensation and Governance Committee. He is up for re-election in 2018 as a member of director class I. Mr. Jahnke has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Elkay Manufacturing Company (“Elkay”) since 2007, and also has served as a director of Elkay since 2009. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at Newell Rubbermaid Corporation (“Newell Rubbermaid”) from 1986 to 2007. Mr. Jahnke has over thirty years of experience in management and leadership of operations of various manufacturing companies. His experience and knowledge of products for the housing, remodeling, hospitality, and commercial markets, combined with his international, operational and cultural experience add important perspective to the Board. He has significant experience as a former Vice President of Human Resources at Newell Rubbermaid, which provides invaluable insight for the Company’s compensation strategy and annual reviews of executive compensation.

Kristine Juster

Ms. Kristine L. Juster is Independent Director of the Company. She is President of Newell Rubbermaid’s Global Writing Segment, a position she has held since early 2014, and is responsible for leading the accelerated growth model for the Sharpie, PaperMate, Expo, Waterman, Parker and Dymo brands in both developed and emerging markets. Immediately prior to this position Ms. Juster was President of the Baby and Parent Segment since 2011. Ms. Juster has been with Newell Rubbermaid since 1995, when it acquired a company she had co-founded. In those 20+ years, she has held a number of roles at Newell Rubbermaid leading successively larger business segments to significant improvements in sales growth, innovative product development initiatives, and strategic growth of retail outlets and customer partnerships. She has also held various sales leadership roles in her career.

Kimberly Ryan-Dennis

Ms. Kimberly K. Ryan-Dennis is Independent Director of the Company. She is President of Coperion, Inc., and Senior Vice President of Hillenbrand, Inc. Coperion is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. Ms. Ryan has held this role since June 2015. Prior to taking the position with Coperion, she was President of Batesville Casket Company, another subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc., since 2011. She was Group Vice President, Post Acute Care of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2011, including during a spin-off of the Hillenbrand entities. Prior to that she held various senior management positions within Hillenbrand Industries from 1989 to 2005. Ms. Ryan brings extensive knowledge of business-to-business products and services for a variety of global industries, manufacturing and sales operations, and proven leadership in the areas of finance, operations, logistics, information technology, costing and marketing. Her strategic planning and financial background, including a degree in accounting, provide keen insights to the Board.

Geoffrey Stringer

Mr. Geoffrey L. Stringer is Independent Director of the company. He is Chairperson of the Audit Committee, and has also served our Company on the Compensation and Governance Committee. He is a member of Class III and will be up for re-election in 2017. He is retired, having most recently served from 1998 to 2001 as Senior Executive Vice President of Bank One Corporation (now JP Morgan) and Chief Executive Officer of Bank One Capital Corporation. Prior to that, he held various other senior management positions at banks acquired by the Bank One Corporation, in which he gained significant experience with financial management, budgeting, strategic planning, and personnel management. Mr. Stringer’s lifelong career experience as a banker provides significant breadth and depth of experience in general economics, capital markets, and financing. Since the spin-off, Mr. Stringer also serves on the Board and is the Chair of the Audit Committee of Kimball Electronics.

Dennis Gerber