People: Delta Apparel Inc (DLA)

DLA on American Stock Exchange

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Humphreys

56 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Merrill

40 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Rod McGeachy

2013 President - Soffe

Martha Watson

59 2012 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Robert Staton

67 2012 Lead Independent Director

James Cochran

66 2008 Independent Director

Sam Cortez

50 2010 Independent Director

Elizabeth Gatewood

68 2007 Independent Director

G. Jay Gogue

65 2010 Independent Director

David Peterson

62 2003 Independent Director

Suzanne Rudy

59 2012 Independent Director

Sally Wallick

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Humphreys

Mr. Robert W. Humphreys is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Apparel Inc. He was named Chairman of our Board in June 2009. Mr. Humphreys previously served Delta Apparel, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer for more than 10 years. From April 1999 until December 1999 Mr. Humphreys served as President of the Delta Apparel division of Delta Woodside Industries, Inc. In May 1998, he was named Vice President of Finance and Assistant Secretary of Delta Woodside Industries, Inc. and served in that capacity until November 1999. From January 1987 to May 1998, Mr. Humphreys served as President of Stevcoknit Fabrics Company, the former knit fabrics division of a subsidiary of Delta Woodside Industries, Inc. Mr. Humphreys has over 25 years of experience in the textile and apparel industry, including senior leadership roles in operations and finance. Under his direction Delta Apparel has grown from a commodity t-shirt manufacturer to a diverse, branded apparel company.

Deborah Merrill

Ms. Deborah H. Merrill is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Delta Apparel Inc. Deborah Merrill has served Delta Apparel since 1998 and has been Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since July 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Merrill was Assistant Secretary of the Company from 1999 to 2006. During that time she also served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer from March 2006 until July 2006; Director of Corporate Reporting, Planning and Administration of the Company from 2004 to 2006; and Director of Accounting and Administration of the Company from 2000 to 2004. Previously, she had been Director of Accounting and Administration of the Delta Apparel division of Delta Woodside Industries, Inc. from 1999 to 2000 and, Accounting Manager of its Delta Apparel division from 1998 to 1999. Before joining Delta Apparel in 1998, she served as the Logistics Controller for GNB Technologies, a battery manufacturing company, and as an Auditor for Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Rod McGeachy

Mr. Rod McGeachy is the President - Soffe of Delta Apparel, Inc. Rod brings a tremendous amount of relevant experience to Soffe, most recently serving as Chairman and CEO of Tandy Brands Accessories. Prior to Tandy Brands, Rod was with VF Corporation where he served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for their corporate strategy team as well as VF's Jeanswear Coalition. Before joining VF, Rod served as Vice President of Marketing for the Russell Corporation. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Accenture as Manager of their Strategy Practice. Rod began his career with Hanes, serving in sales and marketing roles.

Martha Watson

Ms. Martha M. Watson is Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President of Delta Apparel Inc., since November 2012. From October 2000 to November 2012, Ms. Watson served as Vice President and Secretary of Delta Apparel. From May 2009 to December 2010, Ms. Watson also served as the President of Junkfood Clothing Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Apparel, Inc. Prior to joining Delta Apparel, Inc., Ms. Watson was President of Carolina Benefit Services, a payroll company, from September 1999 through 2000, and Vice President of Operations for Sunland Distribution, Inc., a public warehousing company, from January 1999 to September 1999. From 1990 to 1999 she was Director of Human Resources for Stevcoknit Fabrics Company, and from 1987 to 1990 she held a similar position with Delta Apparel, both of which, at the time, were divisions of Delta Woodside Industries, Inc.

Robert Staton

Mr. Robert E. Staton, Sr., is Lead Independent Director of Delta Apparel Inc. Until recently, Mr. Staton served as the Chief of Staff at Presbyterian College, a position he had held since July 2011. Mr. Staton currently provides business development consulting services to Coleman Lew + Associates, an executive search and leadership development firm. He served as Executive Vice President of External Relations at Presbyterian College from 2006 until July 2011. In 2002, Mr. Staton was named Chairman of the Board of Carolina National Bank until its acquisition by First National Bank of the South in 2008. From 1986 until 2002, Mr. Staton served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Life, a publicly traded company primarily in the business of selling and servicing voluntary benefits programs. Mr. Staton served as a director of First National Bankshares and was a director of First National Bank of the South from 2008 until July 2010. Mr. Staton holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Mr. Staton has extensive professional experience in legal matters and senior executive positions with financial companies, as well as service as the chairman of a public company. Additionally, he has served on numerous boards and committees of public, private and civic, educational and other organizations. The knowledge and insight gained from this diverse experience contribute greatly to the Board.

James Cochran

Mr. James A. Cochran is Independent Director of Delta Apparel Inc. Mr. Cochran has served as Chief Financial Officer of Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., a provider of software solutions for healthcare providers, since 2009. Previously, he was Senior Vice President responsible for Investor Relations and Corporate Strategies of TurboChef Technologies, Inc., a provider of equipment, technology and services for high-speed food preparation, and served in that capacity from 2007 until 2009. From 2003 until 2007, Mr. Cochran also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TurboChef Technologies, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Cochran's broad and diverse professional knowledge base, including public accounting, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, corporate strategy and financial management in public and private enterprises, provides the Board with valuable leadership and insight into these disciplines.

Sam Cortez

Mr. Sam P. Cortez is Independent Director of Delta Apparel, Inc. Mr. Cortez has been the principal of KCL Development LLC, a provider of corporate finance and advisory services, since 2003. Prior to 2003, he was employed in the investment banking industry, including Lehman Brothers, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Alex Brown & Sons, and Morgan Stanley International. Mr. Cortez serves as a director of Hancock Fabrics, Inc. and as chairman of its Management Review and Compensation Committee and is a member of its Audit and Governance Committees. He was formerly a director of World Waste Technologies, Inc., a development stage technology company, from 2005 to 2009, and served as chairman of its Audit Committee and as a member of its Compensation and Finance Committees. Mr. Cortez's experience includes mergers and acquisitions, strategy development, financing transactions and spin-offs. In addition to investment banking activities, he has served on boards and committees of private, public and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Cortez recently earned the National Association of Corporate Directors' Board Leadership Fellow designation.

Elizabeth Gatewood

Dr. Elizabeth J. Gatewood is Independent Director of Delta Apparel Inc. Dr. Elizabeth J. Gatewood is the Associate Director of the Wake Forest University Center for Enterprise Research and Education, a position to which she was appointed in July 2010. From July 2008 to July 2012, she served as Director of the Wake Forest University NSF Partners for Innovation Program. From 2004 until July 2010, she served as Director of the Office of Entrepreneurship & Liberal Arts at Wake Forest University. Previously, she served as the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director of The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Indiana University from 1998 to 2004. Prior to her appointment at Indiana University, Dr. Gatewood was the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network at the University of Houston. Dr. Gatewood's academic background includes advanced business degrees in finance and business strategy. Her career has focused on entrepreneurship, growth strategies and small business education and development. She has extensive exposure to business development and models in international developing economies. Dr. Gatewood's perspectives on strategy, development and entrepreneurship bring unique insight to Board discussions.

G. Jay Gogue

Dr. G. Jay Gogue is an Independent Director of Delta Apparel, Inc. Dr. Gogue is President of Auburn University, a position he has held since 2007. He served as President of the University of Houston and Chancellor of the University of Houston System from 2003 to 2007. Prior to serving at the University of Houston, he was President of New Mexico State University from 2000 to 2003 and Provost of Utah State University from 1995 to 2000. Dr. Gogue began his career in higher education administration in 1986 as Associate Director of the Office of University Research at Clemson University, where he also served as Vice President for research and Vice President and Vice Provost for agriculture and natural resources. Dr. Gogue has served as an accreditation reviewer for the Pacific Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Colleges. His leadership of large educational institutions has involved development of strategic plans, operating under difficult budgetary constraints and balancing the needs of diverse stakeholders including students, faculty, alumni and state government.

David Peterson

Mr. David T. Peterson is Independent Director of Delta Apparel Inc. Mr. Peterson serves as Chairman Emeritus of The North Highland Company, a management and technology consulting services firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Peterson founded The North Highland Company in 1992 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 2005 and as Chairman from 2005 until 2012. Mr. Peterson has more than 30 years of business experience that includes assisting large multinational enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses, medium-sized organizations, and non-profits in improving their businesses. He has consulted for a wide variety of industries ranging from aerospace and defense to medical equipment to telecommunications. Previously, he held management positions with Georgia-Pacific Corporation, a manufacturing company, and both Ernst & Young, LLP and Arthur Andersen & Co., which are accounting and consulting firms. He serves on a number of non-profit and for-profit boards and currently serves on the board of the Georgia Center for Non-Profits, and the Rotary Club of Buckhead.

Suzanne Rudy

Ms. Suzanne B. Rudy is Independent Director of Delta Apparel, Inc. Ms. Rudy is Vice President, Corporate Treasurer, Compliance Officer and Assistant Secretary of RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:RFMD), a publicly traded company and leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for the wireless communications market. In addition to her treasury and compliance duties, Ms. Rudy is a director for all twelve subsidiaries of RFMD. Prior to joining RF Micro Devices, Inc. in 1999, Ms. Rudy was the Controller for Precision Fabrics Group, Inc., a textile spin-off of the Fortune 500 Company, Burlington Industries. In addition, she spent six years as a CPA and Manager for BDO Seidman, LLP, an international CPA firm. From 2008 through 2010, she served as a director and chaired the Audit, Assets and Liability Committee of First National Bank United Corporation and also served on its Investment Committee. Ms. Rudy currently serves on the Board of Visitors for Guilford College. Ms. Rudy is currently a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow, having completed the NACD's program for corporate directors.

Sally Wallick

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Robert Humphreys

377,500 2,648,093

Deborah Merrill

24,448 355,436

Rod McGeachy

0 0

Martha Watson

83,448 711,556

Robert Staton

0 0

James Cochran

0 0

Sam Cortez

0 0

Elizabeth Gatewood

0 0

G. Jay Gogue

0 0

David Peterson

0 0

Suzanne Rudy

0 0

Sally Wallick

0 0
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