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Caleres Inc (BRP.F)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Diane Sullivan

61 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Hannah

48 2017 Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Richard Ausick

63 2010 Division President - Famous Footwear

Daniel Friedman

56 2010 Division President - Global Supply Chain

John Schmidt

56 2015 Division President – Brand Portfolio

Douglas Koch

65 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Mark Schmitt

53 2013 Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President - Logistics and Customer Care

Chris Cavalline

2017 Senior Vice President - E-Commerce

Karlyn Mattson

2017 Chief Merchandising Officer

Ward Klein

61 2011 Lead Independent Director

W. Lee Capps

69 2013 Independent Director

Brenda Freeman

52 2017 Independent Director

Lori Greeley

57 2015 Independent Director

Mahendra Gupta

61 2011 Independent Director

Carla Hendra

60 2005 Independent Director

Steven Korn

63 2004 Independent Director

Patricia McGinnis

69 1999 Independent Director

W. Patrick McGinnis

69 1999 Independent Director

Wenda Millard

62 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Diane Sullivan

Ms. Diane M. Sullivan is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. In 2004, she joined the Company as President; in March 2006 she received the additional title of Chief Operating Officer; in May 2011 she became our Chief Executive Officer and President; and in February 2014 she became our Chairman of the Board. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Sullivan served as Vice Chairman of the Footwear Group of Phillips-Van Heusen from September 2001 to December 2003. Prior to joining Phillips-Van Heusen in 2001, Ms. Sullivan was President and Chief Operating Officer for Stride Rite Corporation, where she worked from 1995 until 2001 and also held the position of Group President: Tommy Hilfiger, Stride Rite Children’s and Sperry. In St. Louis, Ms. Sullivan currently sits on the boards of Enterprise Holdings, BJC HealthCare and the Board of Trustees of Washington University. In addition, Ms. Sullivan serves on the boards of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation and the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY).

Kenneth Hannah

Mr. Kenneth H. Hannah is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Caleres Inc. He has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of JC Penney Company, Inc. from May 2012 to March 2014. Executive Vice President and President–Solar Energy of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. and had previously served as Executive Vice President and President–Solar Materials from 2009 to 2012. Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. from 2006 to 2009.

Richard Ausick

Mr. Richard M. Ausick is Division President - Famous Footwear of the Company, Inc. He was a Division President, Caleres Wholesale from July 2006 to January 2010. Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Famous Footwear from January 2002 to July 2006.

Daniel Friedman

Mr. Daniel R. Friedman is Division President – Global Supply Chain effective January 2010. He served as Senior Vice President, Product Development and Sourcing from July 2006 to January 2010. Managing Director at Camuto Group, Inc. from 2002 to July 2006.

John Schmidt

Mr. John W. Schmidt is Division President – Brand Portfolio of the Company, Inc. He is Division President - Brand Portfolio since October 2015. Division President – Contemporary Fashion Brands from January 2011 to September 2015. Senior Vice President, Better and Image Brands from January 2010 to January 2011. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Better and Image Brands from March 2008 until January 2010. Various positions, including Vice President, President, Group President of Wholesale Footwear for Nine West Group from September 1998 to February 2008.

Douglas Koch

Mr. Douglas W. Koch is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since January 2016. Senior Vice President and Chief Talent and Strategy Officer from January 2011 to January 2016. Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer from May 2005 to January 2011. Senior Vice President, Human Resources from March 2002 to May 2005.

Mark Schmitt

Mr. Mark A. Schmitt is Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President - Logistics and Customer Care of the Company. He is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Logistics and Customer Care since February 2013. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer from January 2012 through February 2013. Senior Director of Management Information Systems for Express Scripts from 2010 through 2011. Various management information systems positions including Group Director with Anheuser-Busch InBev from 1996 to 2009.

Chris Cavalline

Mr. Chris Cavalline is Senior Vice President - E-Commerce of the Company. Cavalline will have responsibility for e-commerce and consumer engagement. This includes oversight of famous.com and the customer loyalty program which is over 11 million strong. Cavalline most recently served as chief merchandising officer of Vitacost.com, a leading online retailer of healthy living products and a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. Cavalline's prior positions include vice president of Merchandising and E-Commerce at Kohl's and several leadership roles with Macy's.

Karlyn Mattson

Ms. Karlyn Mattson is Chief Merchandising Officer of the Company. Mattson will lead Famous Footwear's buying, merchandising, planning, allocation and analytic functions. Mattson joins Caleres from a 25-year career at Target Corporation where she was most recently vice president merchandise manager of Shoes, Accessories and Intimate Apparel for retail and online. She held leadership positions at May Company and Macy's.

Ward Klein

Mr. Ward M. Klein is Lead Independent Director of the Company. From July 2015 until July 2016, Mr. Klein was the Executive Chairman of Edgewell Personal Care Company, formerly the Personal Care division of Energizer Holdings, Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Klein was a director of Energizer Holdings, Inc., and served as Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a position he held between 2005 and 2015. Prior to that time, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2005 and as President, International from 2002 to 2004, having first joined Energizer in 1986. Mr. Klein also served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 2008 through 2013, including as Chairman of the Board from 2012 through 2013. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Klein served as a director of Amerus Insurance Company. Mr. Klein also served in leadership positions at St. Louis Civic Progress, including as its President from 2011 to 2013 and as its Chairman from 2013 through 2015. Mr. Klein has more than 30 years of service in various leadership roles with an international publicly-held consumer products company, with extensive experience in management, marketing, corporate finance, business strategy and international business. He has a Master’s degree in management with concentrations in marketing, finance and accounting. Additionally, his service as Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and as a board member for an insurance company provide important leadership experience for the Board’s governance and oversight roles.

W. Lee Capps

Mr. W. Lee Capps III, is an Independent Director of the Company. He is the retired Chief Operating Officer of Kellwood Company, having served in that position from June 2005 until October 2008. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Kellwood from January 2000 until June 2007, and previously served in several other executive leadership roles. Before joining Kellwood, Mr. Capps was the Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Lubbock, Texas. Prior to pursuing his corporate career, Mr. Capps who is also a CPA, spent over ten years in various audit roles at KPMG. Mr. Capps’s public company management experience in the finance and accounting disciplines and mergers and acquisitions, coupled with his strong operational background at a major wholesaler of apparel brands enhances the functions of the Audit Committee and brings additional depth of expertise to the Board in the areas of corporate finance, strategy, sourcing and distribution and logistics.

Brenda Freeman

Ms. Brenda Freeman is an Independent Director of the Company. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Magic Leap, Inc., a technology company that is developing a Mixed Reality platform. From February 2015 until November 2016, Ms. Freeman was the Executive Vice President — Chief Marketing Officer of National Geographic Channels and from April 2014 through February 2015 she was the Global Head of Television Marketing for DreamWorks Animation. Prior to that, Ms. Freeman was the Chief Marketing Officer — Cartoon Network/Adult Swim divisions of Turner Broadcasting from 2008-2014. From 2002 through 2008, Ms. Freeman served in a variety of senior marketing roles with increasing executive responsibility at Viacom including Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Integrated Marketing and Partnerships, Vice President, VH1 Consumer Marketing Group and Vice President, Affiliate Marketing, Entertainment Group. Earlier in her career, Ms. Freeman held consumer marketing and product development positions for Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. Ms. Freeman currently serves on the Board of Directors of Herman Miller, Inc., a publicly traded furniture design company, and also previously served on the board of Under Armour. Ms. Freeman also serves on the global advisory board of Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Freeman’s comprehensive background in all marketing disciplines and deep knowledge of consumer behaviors and trends coupled with her emphasis on leading consumer technologies will enhance the board’s role in overseeing the Company’s technology, marketing and overall consumer engagement strategies.

Lori Greeley

Ms. Lori H. Greeley is an Independent Director of the Company. She is currently Chief Executive Officer at Serena & Lily, a retailer of furniture and home decor. Prior to that she served as Chief Executive Officer of Frederick’s of Hollywood, a well-known retailer of womens’ lingerie in the United States, where she was charged with, among other things, overseeing the company through its filing for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in April 2015. From January 2007 until April 2013, she was Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Secret Stores, the leading specialty retailer of womens’ intimate apparel, other apparel, fragrances and cosmetics. Beginning in 1993, she held a number of executive level merchandising and management roles at Victoria’s Secret Stores, including Executive Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for various categories and member of the Executive Committee from 1995 until January 2007. Ms. Greeley also serves as a director of New York & Company, a publicly held company specializing in womens’ apparel and accessories. Ms. Greeley also serves as an advisor to Third Love, a privately held online lingerie brand. Ms. Greeley also is active with Bucknell University, including serving as a member of the Advisory Board of the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, and as a speaker for the University’s Institute for Leadership and Technology program. Ms. Greeley has spent her entire career in the fashion and retailing businesses. Her strong skills in merchandising, marketing, operations and leadership, coupled with her intense knowledge of the Company’s core consumer and extensive relevant industry experience, enhances the Board’s role in overseeing the development of the Company’s strategic direction.

Mahendra Gupta

Dr. Mahendra R. Gupta, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. From July 2005 through June 2016, he served as the Dean of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. From 2003 to July 2005, he served as the Senior Associate Dean of the Olin School of Business. He has served on the Olin Business School faculty since 1990 and in 2004 was named the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management. Dr. Gupta’s research has been published in leading academic journals, and he is a frequent speaker at research workshops and conferences worldwide. He also serves on the board of Supernova Companies LLC and has been appointed a Trustee of Credit Suisse Funds (open-end portfolios). In addition, Dr. Gupta’s education, which includes a Ph.D. in accounting from Stanford University, and his oversight of the financial management of the Olin Business School enhance his contribution to the board, and in particular to the Audit Committee.

Carla Hendra

Ms. Carla C. Hendra is an Independent Director of the Company. Since January 2011, she has been serving as the Global Chairman of OgilvyRED, the global strategic consulting unit of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide (“Ogilvy”), and was elected to its Executive Committee in the same month. She was appointed to the Ogilvy Board in 2005. Ogilvy is an integrated advertising and marketing services network with 450 offices in 162 countries and 18,000 employees, one of the large operating groups of holding company WPP plc. Ms. Hendra previously served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America from 2005 to 2010 and as Chairman of Ogilvy New York from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Hendra joined Ogilvy in 1996, and her other positions since that time have included serving as President of Ogilvy One N.A., a one-to-one marketing agency, from 1998 to 2005. She is Vice Chairman of the O&M Worldwide Board. Prior to joining Ogilvy in 1996, Ms. Hendra served as Executive Vice President, Grey Direct, a division of Grey Advertising, from 1992 to 1996. She also served as a director of Unica Corporation, a publicly-held company engaged in the enterprise marketing management software business until its acquisition by IBM in 2010. In 2015, Ms. Hendra was elected to the Board of Directors of Edgewell Personal Care, a publicly traded company. Ms. Hendra has over 30 years of business experience spanning the fashion, advertising and marketing industries; and during her 20 year tenure with the Ogilvy & Mather group of companies, her increasing responsibilities have included leadership and senior management experience in domestic and international business. Ms. Hendra brings to the board specialized experience in creative management, strategic consulting for marketing and branding, digital innovation, and both targeted and integrated marketing.

Steven Korn

Mr. Steven W. Korn is an Independent Director of the Company. From June 2011 until January 2013, Mr. Korn served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc. From September 2005 through February 2008, he was the Publisher of the Daily Report, a legal newspaper located in Atlanta, Georgia. Until 2000, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of CNN, a position he held starting in 1996. Previously, he served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS). Mr. Korn has also served as an attorney specializing in civil litigation involving media, entertainment and telecommunications issues. Mr. Korn’s business experience is well-rounded and reflects his practice as a lawyer (specializing in litigation as well as mergers and acquisitions), senior executive roles at two international media companies, and his successful restructuring of a newspaper to increase its efficiencies and profitability. His substantial experience in operations and management is complemented by his service as a director of various boards, for which he has chaired committees with responsibility for finance, budget, investment and compensation activities.

Patricia McGinnis

Ms. Patricia G. McGinnis is an Independent Director of the Company. since 1999. She is currently a Professor of Practice at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration since August 2011 and previously was Professor of Practice at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute from August 2009 to August 2011. From 1994 through 2008, she served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Council for Excellence in Government, a national membership organization of private sector leaders who have served as senior officials in government. From 1982 until 1994, she was a founder and principal at the FMR Group, a public affairs consulting firm. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Logistics Management Institute (LMI), a government consulting firm, and the Board of Directors of the Congressional Management Foundation. She is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. She brings many years of experience in public policy and public affairs, both as the leader of organizations and as a management consultant to leaders of other organizations, including through the consulting firm she founded. Her experience in the private and public sectors, along with her experience as a writer and speaker on leadership, provides her with an extensive understanding of governmental oversight, accountability, and leadership development.

W. Patrick McGinnis

Mr. W. Patrick McGinnis is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a retired member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a manufacturer of pet products, where he also served as Chief Executive Officer and President from 2001 through 2014. From 1997 until 2001, he was a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and President of Ralston Purina Company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pet Products Group of Ralston Purina Company from 1992 to 1997, when he was elected to the Board of Directors and to the additional office of Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ralston Purina Company. Mr. McGinnis serves on the Board of Directors of Energizer Holdings, Inc. Mr. McGinnis brings substantial leadership and management experience as the president and chief executive of a major international consumer products company. In this capacity, he has many years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate strategy, marketing and corporate governance.

Wenda Millard

Ms. Wenda Harris Millard is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Millard is currently Vice Chairman of MediaLink, a company that provides strategic advisory and implementation services to companies (including Fortune 100 retail and consumer goods companies and emerging technology companies) at the convergence of media, marketing, advertising, entertainment and technology. Ms. Millard joined MediaLink in 2009 as its President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Ms. Millard was Co-CEO and President of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia from July 2007 through April 2009, where she oversaw the company’s media businesses and development of cross-platform marketing programs. From October 2001 through April 2007, Ms. Millard was the Chief Sales Officer at Yahoo! where she pioneered brand advertising on the internet. From December 2000 to October 2001, she was Chief Internet Officer at Ziff Davis, LLC and from July 1996 to December 2000 Ms. Millard was a founding member of the executive team at DoubleClick, serving as its Executive Vice President. Prior to that Ms. Millard was also Senior Vice President and Publisher of Family Circle and Executive Vice President and Group-Publisher for Adweek, Mediaweek and Brandweek magazines. Ms. Millard is an experienced public company director having served on the boards of VeriFone Systems, Inc. and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Ms. Millard serves on the boards of the Advertising Research Foundation and James Beard Foundation. Ms. Millard’s lengthy career in internet and digital brand building, sales and marketing and in strategic direction and execution will add to the board’s oversight of the Company’s strategies in technology, marketing, and overall execution.

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