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Luby's Inc (LUB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gasper Mir

70 2003 Independent Chairman of the Board

Christopher Pappas

69 2001 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Judith Craven

71 1998 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

K Gray

47 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Peter Tropoli

44 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Gerald Bodzy

65 2016 Director

Frank Markantonis

68 2002 Director

Harris Pappas

72 2011 Director

Arthur Emerson

72 1998 Independent Director

Jill Griffin

62 2003 Independent Director

Joe McKinney

70 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gasper Mir

Mr. Gasper Mir III is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is a principal owner of the professional services firm MFR Group, Inc. (formerly known as MFR P.C.) ("MFR"), which he founded in 1988. He is currently MFR’s Chief Administrative Officer, and previously his work included financial audit and accounting services for clients in the retail industry. From January 2003 through January 2008, Mr. Mir took a leave of absence from MFR and served as Executive General Manager of Strategic Partnerships for the Houston Independent School District. From 1969 until 1987, he worked at KPMG LLP, an international accounting and professional services firm, serving as a partner of the firm from 1978 until 1987. Mr. Mir has been a director of the Company since January 2002 and is Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Executive Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. As Chairman, he presides over all Board meetings, as well as executive sessions and meetings of the independent directors, and he acts as an intermediary between the Board and the Company’s management. Mr. Mir is also a director of the Memorial Hermann Health System; the Greater Houston Community Foundation, and the Houston A+ Challenge.

Christopher Pappas

Mr. Christopher James Pappas is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is a member of the Executive Committee. He also has been Chief Executive Officer of Pappas Restaurants, Inc. since 1980. Mr. Pappas graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Pappas is also an advisory director of Amegy Bank N.A.; the University of Houston Conrad Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Dean’s Advisory Board; the Greater Houston Partnership Board; and a director emeritus of the National Restaurant Association.

Judith Craven

Dr. Judith B. Craven Judy M.D. is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. She is licensed to practice medicine and has a distinguished career in public health. She served as Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston from 1983 until 1992 and Vice President of Multicultural Affairs for the University of Texas Health Science Center from 1987 until 1992. She also served as Director of Public Health for the City of Houston from 1980 until 1983, which included responsibility for the regulation of all foodservice establishments in the City. Dr. Craven has been an independent director of the Company since January 1998 and is Vice-Chair of the Board, the Personnel and Administrative Policy Committee, the Executive Compensation Committee, the Executive Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She is also a director of SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY); Sun America Fund; and Valic Corp. She is a former member of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin and the Houston Convention Center Hotel.

K Gray

Mr. K. Scott Gray is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. His previous positions in the company include: Vice President of Finance from October 2005 to April 2007, Director of Planning from May 2002 to October 2005 and Director of Internal Audit from July 2001 to May 2002. Pappas Restaurants from July 1996 to October 2005.

Peter Tropoli

Mr. Peter Aristedes Tropoli is Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He also serves as President of the Company’s operating subsidiary, Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC. From 2001 to 2011 he served as Senior Vice President of Administration and General Counsel for the Company. From January 2006 to April 2011 he was also Corporate Secretary. Mr. Tropoli is a member of the Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston Law Center.

Gerald Bodzy

Mr. Gerald W. Bodzy is Director of the Company. He has been President and owner of Showcase Custom Vinyl Windows and Doors a manufacturer of residential windows and doors in Houston, Texas, since 2004. Mr. Bodzy has been a director since 2016 and is a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and the Executive Compensation Committee. Mr. Bodzy is also a member of the Board of Managers of Earthwise Windows, is an advisory director of Post Oak Bancshares in Houston, Texas, a director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston, a national trustee of National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, where he has been a member of the investment committee since 2000, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Bodzy was a Managing Director of Stephens, Inc. where he headed the investment banking firm’s Houston office. From 1979 to 1990, he was employed by Smith Barney, Inc. in New York (as Managing Director from 1986). From 1976 to 1979, he worked in the real estate group at General Crude Oil Company in Houston. Mr. Bodzy is a former director of St. Regis Aspen Residence Club, Oshman’s Sporting Goods, Benchmark Electronics, and Republic Bankshares of Texas. He earned a B.A. Degree in Economics from the University of Texas in 1973 and a J.D. Degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1976.

Frank Markantonis

Mr. Frank Markantonis is Director of the Company. He is an attorney with over forty years of legal experience representing clients in the restaurant industry, with a concentration in real estate development, litigation defense, insurance procurement and coverage, immigration, and employment law. For over twenty years, he has served as General Counsel of Pappas Restaurants, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (1970) and the University of Houston Law Center (1973). Mr. Markantonis is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions and before the following courts: The United States Supreme Court, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, The United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the State of Texas. Mr. Markantonis is a member of the State Bar of Texas, District of Columbia Bar, and is a Fellow in the Houston Bar Foundation. He has been a director of the Company since January 2002 and is a member of the Personnel and Administrative Policy Committee.

Harris Pappas

Mr. Harris J. Pappas is Director of the Company. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from March 2001 until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Pappas has been a director since 2001 and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Personnel and Administrative Policy Committee. Mr. Pappas has been President of Pappas Restaurants, Inc. since 1980. Mr. Pappas graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A & M University in 2001 and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Texas A & M Mays College of Business in 1999. He is a director of Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII). Mr. Pappas is an advisory board member of Frost National Bank-Houston and is a committee member of Memorial Hermann Health System.

Arthur Emerson

Mr. Arthur Rojas Emerson is Independent Director of the Company. He is President and CEO of KLRN-TV, the public television station for San Antonio. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of The Emerson Agency, a fifteen-year old full-service, bilingual marketing and public relations agency with offices in San Antonio, Austin, Washington D.C. and the Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Emerson’s experience includes conducting foodservice television marketing campaigns locally and nationally. From 1994 until 2000, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Texas stations of the Telemundo television network. In 1994 he served as Chairman of the Hispanic Chamber, and in 1999 served as Chairman of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and is the only person to have held both positions. In 1995, he served as Chairman of CPS Energy, the nation’s largest publicly owned utility. He served as Chairman of the San Antonio Port Authority from 2001 to 2007 and has also served as Chairman of the executive committee of the Free Trade Alliance, Commissioner for the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, and Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Aerospace Aviation. He served on the Board of the San Antonio Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve Board from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Emerson has been an independent director of the Company since January 1998 and is Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, the Personnel and Administrative Policy Committee, and the Executive Committee. Mr. Emerson formerly served as a member of the board of USAA Bank and was Chairman of its Trust Committee. He is a board member of First Call M.D. and numerous local, state, and national philanthropic boards.

Jill Griffin

Ms. Jill Griffin is Independent Director of the Company. She advises corporations, both domestically and abroad, on customer loyalty strategies. She is a NACD corporate fellow. Her business best seller, Customer Loyalty: How to Earn It, How to Keep It, has been published in six languages and was named to Harvard Business School’s “Working Knowledge” list. Her latest book is Earn Your Seat On A Corporate Board. In 1988, she founded, and continues to operate, Austin-based consulting firm, Griffin Group, which specializes in customer loyalty research, customer experience strategy, and executive coaching and serves Fortune 500 firms. Ms. Griffin has been an independent director of the Company since January 2003 and is Chair of the Personnel and Administrative Policy Committee and a member of the Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and the Executive Committee. Ms. Griffin began her career at RJR/Nabisco where she served as Senior Brand Manager for Winston, the corporation’s largest brand. Ms. Griffin is a magna cum laude graduate, Distinguished Alumna recipient and Trustee of the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business from which she holds her Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees. She has served on the marketing faculty at the University of Texas. Her books have been adopted as textbooks for undergraduate and MBA courses at UT and other universities. Ms. Griffin is a member of the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ ("NACD") Texas Tri-Cities Chapter and the immediate past Board Chairwoman of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Broadway Bank.

Joe McKinney

Mr. Joe C. McKinney is Independent Director of the Company. He has been Vice-Chairman of Broadway National Bank, a locally owned and operated San Antonio-based bank, since October 2002. He formerly served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase Bank-San Antonio from November 1987 until his retirement in March 2002. Mr. McKinney graduated from Harvard University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and he graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 with a Master of Business Administration in Finance. Mr. McKinney has been an independent director of the Company since January 2003 and is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Executive Committee. He is a director of Broadway National Bank and Broadway Bancshares, Inc. He was a director of USAA Real Estate Company from September 2004 through November 2016. He was a director of Prodigy Communications Corporation from January 2001 to November 2001, when the company was sold to SBC Communications, Inc., and served on its Special Shareholder Committee and Audit and Compensation Committee.

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