People: Buckle Inc (BKE)

BKE on New York Consolidated

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29 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Hirschfeld

72 1991 Chairman of the Board

Dennis Nelson

64 1997 President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Karen Rhoads

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Director

Kari Smith

50 2014 Executive Vice President - Stores

Robert Carlberg

50 2014 Senior Vice President - Men’s Merchandising

Brett Milkie

54 2014 Senior Vice President - Leasing

Patricia Whisler

57 2014 Senior Vice President - Women’s Merchandising

Kyle Hanson

49 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michelle Hoffman

52 2014 Vice President - Sales

Thomas Heacock

36 2011 Treasurer, Corporate Controller

Robert Campbell

71 1991 Independent Director

Bill Fairfield

67 1996 Independent Director

Bruce Hoberman

67 2000 Independent Director

Michael Huss

59 2009 Independent Director

John Peetz

64 2006 Independent Director

James Shada

58 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Hirschfeld

Mr. Daniel J. Hirschfeld is Chairman of the Board of Buckle, Inc. since April 19, 1991. Prior to that time, Mr. Hirschfeld served as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hirschfeld has been involved in all aspects of the Company's business, including the development of the Company's management information systems. The Board believes that Mr. Hirschfeld’s knowledge of Company operations based upon his longstanding experience with the Company as its founder allows him to provide strategic guidance and unique insights into the Company’s challenges and opportunities.

Dennis Nelson

Mr. Dennis H. Nelson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Buckle, Inc.He has served as President and a Director since April 19, 1991. Mr. Nelson was elected as Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors on March 17, 1997. Mr. Nelson began his career with the Company in 1970 as a part-time salesman while he was attending Kearney State College (now the University of Nebraska - Kearney). While attending college, he became involved in merchandising and sales supervision for the Company. Upon graduation from college in 1973, Mr. Nelson became a full-time employee of the Company and he has worked in all phases of the Company's operations since that date. Prior to his election as President and Chief Operating Officer on April 19, 1991, Mr. Nelson performed all of the functions normally associated with those positions.

Karen Rhoads

Ms. Karen B. Rhoads is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance, Director of The Buckle, Inc. Ms. Rhoads was elected a Director on April 19, 1991. She was appointed Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer on March 6, 2014, after having served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer since 1991. She worked in the corporate office while attending Kearney State College (now the University of Nebraska - Kearney) and later worked part-time on the sales floor. Ms. Rhoads practiced as a CPA for 6 1/2 years, during which time she began working on tax and accounting matters for the Company as a client. She has been employed with Buckle since November 1987.

Kari Smith

Ms. Kari G. Smith is Executive Vice President - Stores of Buckle, Inc. She was appointed to this position on February 13, 2014, after having served as Vice President of Sales since May 2001. Ms. Smith joined the Company in May 1978 as a part-time salesperson. Later she became store manager in Great Bend, Kansas and then began working with other stores as an area manager. Ms. Smith has continued to develop her involvement with the sales management team, helping with manager meetings and the development of new store managers, as well as providing support for store managers, area managers, and district managers.

Robert Carlberg

Mr. Robert M. Carlberg is Senior Vice President - Men’s Merchandising of Buckle, Inc. He was appointed to this position on March 6, 2014, after having served as Vice President of Men's Merchandising since December 2006. Mr. Carlberg started with the Company as a salesperson and also worked as a store manager and as an area and district leader while being involved and traveling with the men’s merchandising team. He has been full-time with the merchandising team since January 2001.

Brett Milkie

Mr. Brett P. Milkie is Senior Vice President - Leasing of Buckle, Inc. He was elected Vice President of Leasing on May 30, 1996. Mr. Milkie was a leasing agent for a national retail mall developer for 6 years prior to joining the Company in January 1992 as Director of Leasing.

Patricia Whisler

Ms. Patricia K. Whisler is Senior Vice President - Women’s Merchandising of Buckle, Inc. She was appointed to this position on March 6, 2014, after having served as Vice President of Women's Merchandising since May 2001. Ms. Whisler joined the Company in February 1976 as a part-time salesperson and later became manager of a Buckle store before returning to the corporate office in 1983 to work as part of the growing merchandising team.

Kyle Hanson

Ms. Kyle L. Hanson is Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Buckle, Inc. She was appointed to this position on March 6, 2014, after having served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since May 2001. Ms. Hanson joined the Company in May 1998 as General Counsel. She also worked for the Company as a part-time salesperson while attending Kearney State College (now the University of Nebraska - Kearney). Ms. Hanson was previously First Vice President and Trial Attorney for Mutual of Omaha Companies for 2 years and an attorney with the Kutak Rock law firm in Omaha from 1990 to 1996.

Michelle Hoffman

Mr. Michelle Hoffman is Vice President - Sales of Buckle Inc., since March 6, 2014. Ms. Hoffman has been employed by the Company since 1979 and has served in various roles of increasing responsibility on the sales team since that time; including salesperson, Store Manager, District Manager, and most recently Regional Manager since 2008.

Thomas Heacock

Mr. Thomas B. Heacock is Treasurer, Corporate Controller of Buckle, Inc. since March 21, 2011. Mr. Heacock has been employed by the Company since October 2003 and has served as Corporate Controller since February 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed by Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Heacock is the son-in-law of Dennis H. Nelson, who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of The Buckle, Inc.

Robert Campbell

Mr. Robert E. Campbelll is an Independent Director of The Buckle, Inc., since July 1, 1991. Since 1985, Mr. Campbell has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and currently serves as President and Operating Manager, of Miller & Paine LLC, a company which owns and manages office and retail properties in Lincoln, Nebraska. Before 1988, Miller & Paine owned and operated department stores in Lincoln and Grand Island, Nebraska, which were sold to Dillards Department Stores, Inc. Following 14 years of service, Mr. Campbell retired on December 31, 2011 from his position as Director of Development for the Madonna Foundation, which supports the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Bill Fairfield

Mr. Bill L. Fairfield is an Independent Director of The Buckle, Inc., since May 30, 1996. Mr. Fairfield currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Dolan Company (NYSE: DM), a leading provider of business information and professional services to legal, financial, and real estate sectors in the United States. Mr. Fairfield was the Chief Executive Officer of infoGROUP Inc. from August 2008 to July 2010, a Director of infoGROUP Inc. from November 2005 to July 2010, and the Chairman of the Board from July 2008 to August 2008. In 2003 and 2004, Mr. Fairfield was Executive Vice President of Sitel Corporation, and from 1991 until October 2000, Mr. Fairfield was President and Chief Executive Officer of Inacom Corp., a technology management services company. Prior to 1991, Mr. Fairfield was Chief Executive Officer of Valcom, the predecessor company to Inacom Corp.

Bruce Hoberman

Mr. Bruce L. Hoberman is an Independent Director of The Buckle, Inc., since June 2, 2000. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Proxibid, Inc., an internet auction service provider. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Proxibid starting in 2003, stepping down from his President role in 2010 and later retiring from his CEO position in September of 2012. He also previously served as a member of the MSI, Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Hoberman was Founder and President of Homer’s, Inc., a music retail chain and distribution company based in Omaha, Nebraska, from 1971 to 1993.

Michael Huss

Mr. Michael E. Huss is an Independent Director of The Buckle, Inc., since May 29, 2009. Mr. Huss is General Counsel for Mutual of Omaha Bank and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Securities Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary for the Mutual of Omaha Companies. Mr. Huss has been with Mutual of Omaha since 1993, holding various positions prior to those he currently serves. Prior to joining the Mutual of Omaha Companies, Mr. Huss practiced law as a partner at the Kutak Rock law firm in Omaha, Nebraska and was a certified public accountant in San Diego, California.

John Peetz

Mr. John P. (Jack) Peetz, III., is an Independent Director of The Buckle, Inc., since June 2, 2006. Mr. Peetz is currently Executive Vice President for Crete Carrier Corporation, one of the largest privately held trucking companies in the United States, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has held this position since 1991 and held other positions with that organization prior to that date. He is also President of Shaffer Trucking, the refrigerated carrier division of Crete Carrier. Mr. Peetz practiced law in Sidney, Nebraska with the firm of Peetz, Peetz & Sonntag prior to joining Crete Carrier Corporation and its affiliated companies in 1988 as general counsel.

James Shada

Mr. James E. Shada is an Independent Director of The Buckle, Inc. Mr. Shada previously served as Vice President of Sales and Executive Vice President of Sales since April 19, 1991. Effective March 27, 2009, Mr. Shada retired from the Company, after stepping down from his executive position on June 30, 2008. Mr. Shada began his career with the Company in November 1978 as a part-time salesman while attending Kearney State College (now the University of Nebraska - Kearney). He later served as store manager for the Company before returning to the corporate office in 1985 as the Company's sales manager. He was also involved in site selection and development and education of personnel as store managers and as area and district managers.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Daniel Hirschfeld

0 0

Dennis Nelson

1,099,892 21,729,500

Karen Rhoads

32,838 1,401,820

Kari Smith

195,032 3,061,463

Robert Carlberg

0 0

Brett Milkie

209,052 3,418,412

Patricia Whisler

347,852 8,183,832

Kyle Hanson

0 0

Michelle Hoffman

0 0

Thomas Heacock

0 0

Robert Campbell

0 0

Bill Fairfield

0 0

Bruce Hoberman

0 0

Michael Huss

0 0

John Peetz

0 0

James Shada

502,160 7,526,208
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