People: Brown Shoe Company Inc (BWS.BE)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Diane Sullivan

59 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Hannah

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Richard Ausick

55 2011 Division President - Retail

Daniel Friedman

54 2010 Division President - Global Supply Chain

John Mazurk

61 2012 Division President – Healthy Living Brands

John Schmidt

54 2011 Division President - Contemporary Fashion Brands

Daniel Karpel

44 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Mark Schmitt

51 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer- Logistics and Customer Care

Michael Oberlander

46 2006 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Douglas Koch

63 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Talent & Strategy Officer

Ward Klein

59 2011 Lead Independent Director

W. Capps

2013 Director

Lori Greeley

2015 Director

Mario Baeza

64 2008 Independent Director

Mahendra Gupta

58 2011 Independent Director

Carla Hendra

57 2005 Independent Director

Steven Korn

60 2004 Independent Director

Patricia McGinnis

66 1999 Independent Director

W. Patrick McGinnis

67 1999 Independent Director

Michael Neidorff

72 2006 Independent Director

Harold Wright

72 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Diane Sullivan

Ms. Diane M. Sullivan is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., effective February 2, 2014. She is President and Chief Executive Officer and has been a director since May 2007. 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 the 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, 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 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. Hannah most recently served as 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. Mr. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University.

Richard Ausick

Mr. Richard M. Ausick is Division President - Retail of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since January 2011. He served as Division President – Retail since January 2011. Division President – Famous Footwear from January 2010 to January 2011. Division President, Brown Shoe 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 since January 2010. 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 Mazurk

Mr. John R. Mazurk is Division President – Healthy Living Brands of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since May 2012. Senior Vice President, Consumer and Retail Business Development from January 2010 to May 2012. Senior Vice President and General Manager, Naturalizer from 2008 to 2010. Senior Vice President Specialty Retail from 2004 to 2008, and Senior Vice President, Stores for Famous Footwear from 2002 to 2004.

John Schmidt

Mr. John W. Schmidt is Division President - Contemporary Fashion Brands of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since January 2011. 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.

Daniel Karpel

Mr. Daniel L. Karpel is Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since September 2013. Senior Vice President, Finance from June 2008 to September 2013. Vice President and Controller of Kellwood Company from 2006 to June 2008.

Mark Schmitt

Mr. Mark A. Schmitt is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer- Logistics and Customer Care of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since February 2013. Mr. Mark served as 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.

Michael Oberlander

Mr. Michael I. Oberlander is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since March 2006. Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from July 2001 to March 2006. Vice President and General Counsel from September 2000 to July 2001.

Douglas Koch

Mr. Douglas W. Koch is Senior Vice President, Chief Talent & Strategy Officer of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since January 2011. Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer from May 2005 to January 2011. Senior Vice President, Human Resources from March 2002 to May 2005.

Ward Klein

Mr. Ward M. Klein is Lead Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a manufacturer of household and personal care products, and also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a position he has held since January 2005. 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. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Klein served as a director of Amerus Insurance Company. 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 experience in the oversight role for the board.

W. Capps

Mr. W. Lee Capps III, is Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. 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.

Lori Greeley

Mario Baeza

Mr. Mario L. Baeza is an Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since March 2008. He is the founder and controlling shareholder of Baeza & Co. and founder and Executive Chairman of V-Me Media, Inc. He formed Baeza & Co. in 1995 to create the first Hispanic-owned merchant banking firm focusing on the Pan-Hispanic region. In 1996, Baeza & Co. entered into a partnership with Trust Company of the West for the purpose of forming TCW/Latin America Partners, L.L.C. (“TCW/LAP”). Mr. Baeza served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCW/LAP from its inception until 2003 when he relinquished day-to-day operating control to form The Baeza Group, a Hispanic-owned alternative investment firm. In 2006, The Baeza Group partnered with Thirteen/WNET, a public broadcasting service affiliate, to form V-Me Media, Inc., a national Spanish language television network. Mr. Baeza serves as V-Me Media, Inc.’s Founder and Executive Chairman. Mr. Baeza is also a director of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Mahendra Gupta

Dr. Mahendra R. Gupta, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since October 11, 2011. Since July 2005, he has 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 Business School. 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. 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 Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since November 2005. Since January 2010, 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 2012. 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 OgilvyOne 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.

Steven Korn

Mr. Steven W. Korn is an Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since August 17, 2004. From June 2011 to 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 currently serves on the board of Precision IR Group. 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.

Patricia McGinnis

Ms. Patricia G. McGinnis is an Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., 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.

W. Patrick McGinnis

Mr. W. Patrick McGinnis is an Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since 1999. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and President of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a manufacturer of pet products. 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.

Michael Neidorff

Mr. Michael F. Neidorff is an Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since March 2006. Since 1996, he has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Centene Corporation, a government services managed care company; and since May 2004, has also served as Centene Corporation’s Chairman of the Board. Mr. Neidorff started Physicians Health Plan of Greater St. Louis, a subsidiary of United HealthCare Corporation, in 1985 and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer until 1995. Mr. Neidorff also spent 18 years in senior executive international positions at Miles Laboratories/Bayer AG and has in-depth marketing, general management and profit and loss experience in healthcare management and consumer-packaged goods. Mr. Neidorff brings to the board an entrepreneurial spirit combined with many years of senior leadership experience. As the chief executive officer and chair of a publicly-held company, he provides expertise in current executive compensation developments as well as corporate governance.

Harold Wright

Mr. Harold B. Wright is an Independent Director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc., since March 2008. From 1997 until he retired at the end of December 2009, Mr. Wright specialized in executive search services for the retail industry. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Wright was a partner in the Consumer Products Group as a Retail Specialist with Heidrick & Struggles since 2006 and assumed the title and responsibilities of a Partner Emeritus effective January 2008. Prior to 2006, Mr. Wright was the Vice Chairman, Consumer Products, Industrial for Highland Partners, which was acquired by Heidrick & Struggles in 2006. Prior to 1997, Mr. Wright spent 25 years at R.H. Macy’s, having served as the President of two divisions. Mr. Wright brings to the board many years of experience in retail operations for R.H. Macy’s, including leadership at the division level. In addition, as a result of his many years providing executive search services for senior talent for the retail industry, he understands the talent and succession planning issues faced by the Company.
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