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Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (ETH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

M. Kathwari

72 1988 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Corey Whitely

56 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer

Daniel Grow

70 2015 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Eric Koster

69 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

John Bedford

61 2014 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Tracy Paccione

50 2009 Vice President - Merchandising

Clifford Thorn

64 2001 Vice President - Upholstery Manufacturing

John Dooner

68 2014 Lead Independent Director

James Carlson

61 2013 Independent Director

Domenick Esposito

69 2015 Independent Director

Mary Garrett

58 2016 Independent Director

James Schmotter

69 2014 Independent Director

Tara Stacom

58 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

M. Kathwari

Mr. M. Farooq Kathwari is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He has been President of the Company since 1985 and Chairman and Principal Executive Officer since 1988. He received his B.A. degree from Kashmir University in English Literature and Political Science and an M.B.A. in International Marketing from New York University. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Kathwari served on the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and is currently affiliated with several not-for-profit organizations, including: as Chairman Emeritus and director of Refugees International, director and former Chairman of American Home Furnishings Alliance, director and former Chairman of National Retail Federation (NRF) and on the Board of Overseers of International Rescue Committee. In addition, Mr. Kathwari currently serves on the Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Kathwari has received numerous recognitions, including Honorary Doctor of Public Service awarded by Tufts University President on May 20, 2012, the NRF's highest honor Gold Medal Award, a recognition by the U.S. Government as an Outstanding American by Choice and was an inductee into the Furniture Hall of Fame. Mr. Kathwari has extensive experience and knowledge of the history of the Company and the furniture industry as well as extensive experience in growing and managing a business. Mr. Kathwari possesses insight into retailing, marketing, manufacturing, finance and strategic planning from experience with the Company as well as his broad experience with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations which has given him perspectives from other industries valuable to his service to the Company.

Corey Whitely

Mr. Corey Whitely is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer of the company. Mr. Whitely served as Vice President Operations from 2003 until October 2007. He joined the Company in 1988 in the retail division and has held positions of increasing responsibilities including the areas of information technology, logistics and manufacturing. Mr. Whitely also serves on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, a statewide group representing retailers in Connecticut, where he also serves as Treasurer, and is a member of the National Retail Federation's CIO Council which is the industry's committee of IT leaders.

Daniel Grow

Mr. Daniel M. Grow is Senior Vice President - Business Development of the company. He is responsible for overseeing the Company's independent retail licensee network to include North America, China, Southeast Asia, and parts of the Middle East. Additional duties include the Company's Contract and Government business. Dan has more than 30 years' experience in the home furnishings industry. Before joining Ethan Allen he served for 10 years as President and CEO of Drexel Heritage Furnishings and for 10 years with Thomasville Furniture Industries in Executive positions. Prior to this Mr. Grow served in various sales and management roles both domestically and internationally with Armstrong World Industries. He is a graduate of Arizona State University earning a BS Degree in Business Administration.

Eric Koster

Mr. Eric D. Koster is an Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company. Mr. Koster practiced law in New York, most recently as a partner in Kurzman, Eisenberg, Corbin & Lever, LLP. He concentrated his practice in real estate, construction, and general corporate law, including related litigation. For a number of years prior to joining Ethan Allen, Mr. Koster served as the Company's outside counsel. In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Koster served as an arbitrator under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, having received appointments to the AAA's National Roster of Neutrals for the Commercial, Construction and Real Estate Panels.

John Bedford

Mr. John S. Bedford is Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Bedford joined the Company in February 2008 and previously served as Director Corporate Finance & Reporting and most recently as Sr. Director Corporate Finance & Reporting.

Tracy Paccione

Ms. Tracy Paccione is an Vice President - Merchandising of the company. She is responsible for overseeing the Company's merchandising, resourcing, and product development. Ms. Paccione began working for Ethan Allen as a Merchandise Manager in 1997. Prior to her current role, she served as Director of Accents Merchandising and then Vice President of Upholstery and Accents Merchandising. Ms. Paccione has more than 25 years experience in the home furnishings industry. Before joining Ethan Allen, she was a Home Furnishings Buyer for Bloomingdales in New York City. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Clifford Thorn

John Dooner

Mr. John J. Dooner, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Dooner recently established The Dooner Group, a marketing communication consultancy, and serves as Chairman Emeritus of McCann Worldgroup ("McCann"), a company he formed in 1997 and of which he had been Chief Executive Officer from its founding until 2010. Under Mr. Dooner's leadership, McCann grew to be one of the world's largest marketing communications organizations, with operations in over 125 countries with a client roster that includes preeminent global marketers and many of the world's most famous brands. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Dooner was Chief Executive Officer of McCann Erickson Worldwide, a post he assumed in 1992. Mr. Dooner also serves on several not-for-profit organizations; including Chairman of St. Thomas University based in Miami Florida, Immediate past Chairman of Board of Trustees United Way Worldwide, and remains Trustee and Chairman Brand Platform United Way Worldwide based in Washington, DC. Mr. Dooner brings extensive advertising and branding expertise to the Company.

James Carlson

Mr. James B. Carlson is Independent Director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Mr. Carlson serves as an Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Law, teaching Securities and Capital Markets Regulation since 1996. From 2009 through 2011, he also taught Derivatives and Changing Regulation at the School of Law, and from 2010 through 2012, he taught Microfinance and Access to Finance for the Global Poor as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Stern School of Business. Mr. Carlson, who has been practicing law since 1981, currently is a member of the law firm Mayer Brown, LLP, where he has been a partner since 1998. From 1997 through 2004, he was the Partner-in-Charge of the firm's New York Office, and also served as the firm's Global Practice Leader from 2004 through 2008. Mr. Carlson brings extensive knowledge in corporate and financial strategies, and is a highly regarded member of both the legal and business communities.

Domenick Esposito

Mr. Domenick J. Esposito is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Esposito has been a practicing CPA since 1974, currently is the Chief Executive Officer of ESPOSITO CEO2CEO and a Board member at a privately held valuation services firm. From 2002 to 2016, Mr. Esposito was a senior partner and member of the Executive Board at CohnReznick LLP. From 2001 through 2002, he was Vice Chairman of BDO, and from 1979 through 2001 he served as a member of Grant Thornton, where he became partner in 1981, and the firm's Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to 1979, Mr. Esposito served as a member of Price Waterhouse. He has been a member of the NASDAQ Listing and Qualifications Committee and recently served on the NASDAQ Listing and Qualifications Panel. He formerly served as the leader of the New York State Society of CPA's Committee for Large and Medium Sized Firms Practice Management, and was also an Adjunct Professor at C.W. Post / Long Island University. Mr. Esposito's extensive public accounting background strengthens the oversight of our financial controls and reporting.

Mary Garrett

Ms. Mary Garrett is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Garrett retired from IBM in December 2015 after a distinguished 34-year career where she led the development and execution of unique marketing and communication strategies encompassing the Smarter Planet agenda, Big Data, cloud computing, social business and other growth plays in support of IBM clients across both mature and emerging markets. During Ms. Garrett's career, she most recently served as Vice President, Marketing and Communications for IBM Global Sales and Distribution responsible for leading geography marketing teams as well as global marketing for Industries, Enterprise and Midmarket business, Digital Sales and field enablement. In addition, she was secretary for the IBM Board of Advisors, where she drove ongoing dialog with IBM's largest global CIOs, and the CMO Council, where she facilitated best practice exchanges with the world's leading marketers. Previously, Ms. Garrett led worldwide marketing for IBM Global Technology Services. Ms. Garrett serves on the Board of Directors of the American Marketing Association, a global professional association with more than 30,000 members, where she also serves as Vice President Finance and Secretary, and also is an active mentor in W.O.M.E.N. in America, a professional development group aimed at advancing promising professional women. Her significant technology and marketing experience is a valuable addition to our Board.

James Schmotter

Dr. James W. Schmotter is Independent Director of the company. Dr. Schmotter is President Emeritus of Western Connecticut State University from which he retired on June 30, 2015. He previously served as Western Michigan University's Dean of the Haworth College of Business, the Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, as well as Associate Dean and Director of International Studies at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Schmotter has consulted for a variety of organizations including IBM, TRW, the Institute for International Education, the Cleveland Foundation, the Graduate Management Admission Council, the Educational Testing Service, United States Agency for International Development, and a number of universities in the U.S., Asia and Europe. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Graduate Management Admission Council, was the founding Vice Chair of the Board of the MBA Enterprise Corps, has been a member of many committees of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the NCAA. Since 2011, he has chaired accreditation review teams for three New England universities. Dr. Schmotter served as chair of the board of directors of the United Way of Western Connecticut, as a corporator of the Savings Bank of Danbury, as a director of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and as a director of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Dunes of Naples II Condominium Association and a member of the Schools Outreach Committee of the Naples Council on World Affairs (both Naples, Florida). Dr. Schmotter's strong leadership, educational and governmental background provides key insight and experience in strategic planning, international/global issues as well as communicating with younger customers which is valuable in his service to the Company.

Tara Stacom

Ms. Tara I. Stacom is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Stacom is an Executive Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, a worldwide commercial real estate firm with 43,000 employees. During her 35-year career, Ms. Stacom has been responsible for executing in excess of 40 million square feet and some of the largest and most complex leasing, sales, and corporate finance real estate transactions – including, most recently, acting as exclusive leasing agent for One World Trade Center. Ms. Stacom has been serving on the Board of Trustees at Lehigh University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. She is a founder of ire@l, a real estate minor in the business college at Lehigh University. In recognition of her commitment and many years of service to Lehigh University, as well as Greenwich Academy, Ms. Stacom has received prestigious Alumni Awards from both organizations. Ms. Stacom serves as a Director of the Realty Foundation of New York, and is a Member of the Real Estate Board of New York serving on its Ethics Committee. Ms. Stacom is a "Director's Circle Member" of Girls, Inc. and a Board Member of Right to Dream. She is the recipient of Crain's New York Business 100 Most Influential Women in New York City Business, and is a Realty Foundation of New York honoree. She was awarded "Woman of the Year" of the New York Executives in Real Estate (WX), and Real Estate New York and Real Estate Forum's Women of Influence. She received Northwood University's Distinguished Women's Award in recognition of the enormous contribution she has made to communities, businesses, volunteer agencies, and public and private sector services worldwide. She has also been honored by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the New York Police Athletic League. Ms. Stacom was honored with the Real Estate Board of New York's highest achievement....the 2011 Most Ingenious Deal of the Year (First Place Henry Hart Rice Award) for the leasing of One World Trade Center.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

M. Kathwari

4,461,330

Corey Whitely

750,175

Daniel Grow

460,846

Eric Koster

391,654

John Bedford

--

Tracy Paccione

503,366

Clifford Thorn

421,185

John Dooner

100,128

James Carlson

108,128

Domenick Esposito

96,867

Mary Garrett

30,000

James Schmotter

108,128

Tara Stacom

45,326
As Of  29 Jun 2016

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