People: Ethan Allen Interiors Inc (ETH.N)

ETH.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

M. Kathwari

70 1988 Chairman of the Board, President, Principal Executive Officer

Eric Koster

67 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

David Moore

52 2013 Chief Brand Officer, Vice President

Tracy Paccione

48 2010 Vice President - Merchandising

John Dooner

66 2011 Independent Director

James Carlson

59 2013 Independent Director

Clinton Clark

72 2011 Independent Director

Kristin Gamble

69 2013 Independent Director

James Schmotter

66 2013 Lead Independent Director

Frank Wisner

76 2001 Independent Director

Corey Whitely

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

M. Kathwari

Mr. M. Farooq Kathwari is Chairman of the Board, President, Principal 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. Mr. Kathwari serves on several not-for-profit organizations, including: Director and Chairman Emeritus of Refugees International, Director and former Chairman of American Home Furnishings Alliance, Director and former Chairman of National Retail Federation (NRF) and Member, Board of Overseers and former Director of International Rescue Committee. Mr. Kathwari has received numerous recognitions, including most recently the Honorary Doctor of Public Service Degree awarded by Tufts University President on May 20, 2012, the NRF's highest honor Gold Medal Award, and induction into the Furniture Hall of Fame. Mr. Kathwari served on the President's Advisory Committee on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Kathwari has extensive experience and knowledge of the history of our Company and the furniture industry as well as extensive experience in growing and managing a business. He possesses insight into retailing, marketing, manufacturing, 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.

Eric Koster

Mr. Eric D. Koster is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Prior to joining Ethan Allen, he 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. A graduate of Williams College and the Hofstra University School of Law, he is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut (limited to serving as Authorized House Counsel) and in the federal courts.

David Moore

Mr. David Moore has been appointed as Chief Brand Officer, Vice President of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., with effect from September 12, 2013. Before joining Ethan Allen, Mr. Moore was a longtime creative leader in the ad agency business. His career spans some of the top agencies in the world, including McCann, JWT, Chiat/Day and BBDO, where he created enduring ideas for iconic brands like GM, AT&T, Sprint, Coke, Nissan, Nestle and Johnson & Johnson. He has received every major award in the advertising industry, and two of his campaigns are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. After two separate stints working with Ethan Allen as a client, Mr. Moore followed his lifelong passion for d├ęcor and design to the client side, and now spends his days (and nights) helping to build his own favorite brand into everyone's favorite brand. He attended the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism.

Tracy Paccione

Ms. Tracy Paccione is Vice President - Merchandising of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. 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.

John Dooner

Mr. John J. Dooner, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He was Independent Director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He 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 CEO 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 CEO 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.

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. Mr. Carlson is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Clinton Clark

Mr. Clinton A. Clark is Independent Director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He and a partner are sole owners of Clark Quality Construction, LLC, a residential development company. Prior to founding Clark Quality Construction, Mr. Clark was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Long John Silver's Restaurants, Inc. from 1990 through September 1993 and prior thereto was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Children's Place, a retail children's apparel chain he founded in 1968. Mr. Clark has also been an investor and director of several private companies. Mr. Clark's experience managing publicly traded companies, experience as an executive, and knowledge of the history of the Company has provided the Company with a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning, corporate finance, compensation, and sales and marketing in consumer related industries. He has the necessary skills to fulfill his role as Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee.

Kristin Gamble

Ms. Kristin Gamble is Independent Director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Since 1984, she has been President of Flood, Gamble Associates, Inc., an investment counseling firm. Ms. Gamble was Senior Vice President responsible for equity strategy and economic research with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company from 1981 to 1984. Prior to that, she held various management positions with Manufacturers Hanover (1977-1981), Foley, Warendorf & Co., a brokerage firm (1976-1977), Rothschild, Inc. (1971-1976) and Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith (1968-1971). Since May 1995, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Federal Realty Investment Trust, in which she serves on both the Compensation Committee and the Nominations and Governance Committee. Through her roles and responsibilities Ms. Gamble has extensive experience and insight relevant to her service to the Company, including that of Trustee of a realty investment trust and her knowledge of real estate markets. Ms. Gamble's knowledge of the history of the Company as well as her significant financial management experience has resulted in strong skills in corporate finance, accounting and compensation. She is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Company's Audit Committee.

James Schmotter

Dr. James W. Schmotter is Independent Director of the Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He was Lead Independent Director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. Dr. Schmotter currently serves as President of Western Connecticut State University. 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 served as a member of the Executive Committee of the NCAA. Dr. Schmotter is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Western Connecticut, a corporator of the Savings Bank of Danbury, and a former Director of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce. 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. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominations/Corporate Governance Committee as well as the Lead independent Director in 2013.

Frank Wisner

Mr. Frank G. Wisner is Independent Director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. He is International Affairs Advisor of the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He is the former Vice Chairman, External Affairs, of American International Group ("AIG"), a United States-based mixed financial services and international insurance organization. Mr. Wisner is also on the Board of Directors of EOG Resources. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Commercial International Bank (CIB) in Cairo, Egypt and of Pangea 3, a New York based legal outsourcing company, privately held. Prior to joining AIG, he was the United States Ambassador to India from July 1994 through July 1997. He retired from the United States Government with the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest grade in the Foreign Service. Mr. Wisner joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer in 1961 and served in a variety of overseas and Washington positions during his 36-year career. Among his other positions, Mr. Wisner served successively as United States Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt and the Philippines. Before being named United States Ambassador to India, his most recent assignment was as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Prior to that, he was Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs. Ambassador Wisner's global, diplomatic and governmental experience provides insights and perspectives valuable in the operations and strategic planning of the Company. He is a member of the Company's Nominations/Corporate Governance Committee.

Corey Whitely

Mr. Corey Whitely is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Administration, Treasurer of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. 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 the 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

M. Kathwari

3,141,320

Eric Koster

391,654

David Moore

482,421

Tracy Paccione

365,085

John Dooner

--

James Carlson

--

Clinton Clark

--

Kristin Gamble

--

James Schmotter

--

Frank Wisner

--

Corey Whitely

561,284
As Of 29 Jun 2014

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

M. Kathwari

4,050,050 28,006,980

Eric Koster

0 0

David Moore

0 0

Tracy Paccione

2,250 19,093

John Dooner

0 0

James Carlson

0 0

Clinton Clark

0 0

Kristin Gamble

0 0

James Schmotter

0 0

Frank Wisner

0 0

Corey Whitely

15,800 80,502
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