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America's Car-Mart Inc (CRMT.O)

CRMT.O on Nasdaq

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29 Jul 2016
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Williams

53 2016 President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Director

William Henderson

51 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board

Vickie Judy

49 2016 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Leonard Walthall

2016 Field Operations Officer

John Simmons

79 2011 Lead Independent Director

Eddie Hight

52 2013 Director

Daniel Englander

47 2007 Independent Director

Kenneth Gunderman

44 2014 Independent Director

Robert Smith

64 2009 Independent Director

Jim Von Gremp

66 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Williams

Mr. Jeffrey A. Williams is President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Director of the Company. Williams is a Certified Public Accountant and prior to joining the Company, his experience included approximately seven years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. and Coopers and Lybrand LLC in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas. His experience also includes approximately five years as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations of Wynco, LLC, a nationwide distributor of animal health products.

William Henderson

Mr. William H. Henderson is Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. He has resigned from the position of President of the Company., effective 1 March 2016. He has served as a director since September 2002. Mr. Henderson has also served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2007 and as our President since May 2002. From 1999 until May 2002, Mr. Henderson served as Chief Operating Officer of our wholly owned operating subsidiary. From 1992 until 1998, Mr. Henderson served as General Manager of our wholly owned operating subsidiary. From 1987 until 1992, Mr. Henderson primarily held positions of District Manager and Regional Manager of our wholly owned operating subsidiary.

Vickie Judy

Ms. Vickie Judy is Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. She has been appointed to the position of Principal Accounting Officer of the Company., effective 1 March 2016. She has served as Vice President of Accounting and Controller since August 2015 and previously as Director of Financial Reporting since May 2010. Ms. Judy is a Certified Public Accountant and prior to joining the Company her experience included approximately five years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. and approximately 17 years at National Home Centers, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Financial Reporting.

Leonard Walthall

Mr. Leonard Walthall Henderson is Field Operations Officer of the company. He has been with the Company for over 27 years and has had tremendous success both as a General Manager and for the last six years as a Regional Vice President. Jeff Williams, our Chief Financial Officer for the last 10 years, will assume additional responsibilities as our President.

John Simmons

Mr. John David Simmons is no longer the Lead Independent Director of the company, effective August 31, 2016. He has served as a director since August 1986. Since 1970, Mr. Simmons has been President of Simmons & Associates LLC, a real estate development company, and Management Resource LLC, a management consulting firm. Mr. Simmons has more than 40 years of experience in the automotive field and has been a new car dealer for Ford and General Motors as well as owning a number of “Buy Here Pay Here” dealerships. Mr. Simmons’ qualifications to serve on the board include his demonstrated leadership and knowledge of financial, operational and strategic issues facing the automotive dealership industry. In addition, Mr. Simmons provides management and real estate expertise to the board.

Eddie Hight

Mr. Eddie L. Hight is Director of the company. Mr. Hight has served as Associate Development Manager since November 2013. Mr. Hight served as Chief Operating Officer from May 2002 until his retirement from that position in November 2013. From 1984 until May 2002, Mr. Hight held a number of positions at Car-Mart including Store Manager and Regional Manager. Mr. Hight’s qualifications to serve on the board include his more than 29 years of experience with our Company and his in-depth knowledge of our Company and its operations. In addition, Mr. Hight provides significant industry experience and expertise to the board.

Daniel Englander

Mr. Daniel J. Englander is Independent Director of the company, since February 2007. Mr. Englander is the founder and currently the Managing Partner of Ursula Investors, an investment partnership founded in 2004. From January 2005 to June 2006, Mr. Englander was a partner of Prescott Securities, an investment fund, and from October 1994 to January 2005, he was employed by Allen & Company, an investment merchant bank, most recently as Managing Director. Mr. Englander is also currently on the boards of directors of Copart, Inc. and Healthways, Inc., respectively. Mr. Englander’s qualifications to serve on the board include his financial and investment experience. He also brings operational and strategic expertise, as well as business development expertise to the board.

Kenneth Gunderman

Mr. Kenny Gunderman serves as a director of the company, since July 2014. Mr. Gunderman currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc. From 2006 to March 2015, Mr. Gunderman was employed by Stephens Inc. most recently as the Executive Vice President and Co-Head of Investment Banking. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Gunderman was a member of the Telecom Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers. He also previously worked at KPMG as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Gunderman is currently on the boards of directors of the Red Cross of Arkansas and Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc. Mr. Gunderman’s qualifications to serve on the board include his financial and investment experience.

Robert Smith

Mr. Robert Cameron Smith is Independent Director of the company, since December 2009. Mr. Smith is the founder and President of Cameron Smith & Associates, Inc., an executive recruiting firm located in Bentonville, Arkansas that he founded in 1994. He has 20 years of experience in executive searching, beginning with Career Consultants in Southern California before starting his own agency in Los Angeles, California. He has become a leader in the retail supplier community, and is actively involved in efforts to enhance the technology, international trade opportunities and higher education resources available to world-class companies working in conjunction with major retailers. Mr. Smith’s qualifications to serve on the board include his recruiting and management selection expertise.

Jim Von Gremp

Mr. Jim von Gremp is Independent Director of the Company. He is a real estate investor, communication consultant, and former Wal-Mart executive. While with Wal-Mart he served in various areas including accounting, auditing, treasury, employee benefits, training/development, and public/corporate affairs. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas System since 2005, serving as Chairman in 2014 and has been a Board Member of Arvest Bank-Benton County since 2004. Mr. von Gremp was Chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission from 1999-2000, and served as Executive Director of Governmental Operations for the State of Arkansas, Governor's Office under Governor Mike Huckabee from 1996-1997, and represented Arkansas District 2 (Benton County) from 1993-1996 as a State Representative. He received a BS-Business with a Dual Major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Missouri in 1971 and a MBA from the University of Arkansas in 1993. He is a Certified Public Accountant-Retired.

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