People: H & R Block Inc (HRB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Gerard

68 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Cobb

57 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gregory MacFarlane

2012 Chief Financial Officer

Jason Houseworth

39 2013 President - Global Digital and Product Management

Delos Knight

57 2013 President - U.S. Retail Operations

Jeffrey Brown

54 2012 Chief Accounting and Risk Officer

Thomas Gerke

58 2012 Chief Legal Officer

Marie Van Luling

2013 Chief Communications Officer

Paul Brown

45 2011 Independent Director

Marvin Ellison

49 2011 Independent Director

David Lewis

69 2004 Independent Director

Victoria Reich

56 2011 Independent Director

Bruce Rohde

64 2010 Independent Director

Tom Seip

64 2001 Independent Director

Christianna Wood

53 2008 Independent Director

James Wright

63 2011 Independent Director

Ryan Sands

Manager - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Gerard

Mr. Robert A. Gerard is Independent Chairman of the Board of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Gerard is the General Partner and investment manager of GFP, L.P., a private investment partnership. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Gerard was Chairman of the Management Committee and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Street Communications, LLC, a licensee, developer, and operator of telecommunications networks in Los Angeles and Central Florida. From 1977 until his retirement in 1991, Mr. Gerard held senior executive positions with investment banking firms Morgan Stanley & Co., Dillon Read & Co., and Bear Stearns. From 1974 to 1977, Mr. Gerard served in the United States Department of the Treasury, completing his service as Assistant Secretary for Capital Markets and Debt Management. Mr. Gerard is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a Masters of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University. Mr. Gerard served as a director of Gleacher & Company, Inc. from 2009 through May 2013, where he most recently served as Chair of the Executive Compensation Committee and was a member of the Committee on Directors and Corporate Governance.

William Cobb

Mr. William C. Cobb is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Cobb has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block, Inc. since May 2011. Mr. Cobb retired from eBay, Inc., an e-commerce company, in 2008, having worked there from November 2000 to March 2008, where he most recently served as President of eBay Marketplaces North America for four years and before that held several senior management positions, including Senior Vice President and General Manager of eBay International and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. Prior to joining eBay, Inc., he held various marketing and executive positions, including Chief Marketing Officer for International, at YUM! Brands (formerly Pepsico/Tricon) where he worked from 1987 until 2000. Mr. Cobb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Cobb served as a non-employee director of H&R Block, Inc. from 2010 until his appointment as Company's President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2011. He was previously a director of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (2008-2011), Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (2008-2011), and Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. (2008-2011). Mr. Cobb previously served on the Advisory Board of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the non-profit Bay Harbor Foundation, in each case through 2011.

Gregory MacFarlane

Mr. Gregory J. MacFarlane is Chief Financial Officer of H & R Block Inc. From 2007 through 2011, Mr. Macfarlane was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ceridian Corporation, a provider of human resources, payroll, benefits & payment solutions in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to that, he held various roles at General Electric Company from 1993 through 2007, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, WMC Mortgage, GE Money in Burbank, California, from 2004 through 2007. Prior to his role at GE Money, Macfarlane served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at GE Partnership Marketing Group from 2001 to 2004. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE Fleet Services, Japan. Before that, Macfarlane received multiple promotions to the level of senior audit manager in GE's Corporate Audit Staff, after his completion of GE's financial management program in 1994. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jason Houseworth

Mr. Jason L. Houseworth is President - Global Digital and Product Management of H & R Block Inc. He served as President - U.S. Tax Services since May 2012. He served as Senior Vice President, Digital Tax Solutions from February 2011 until May 2012; Vice President, Technology from July 2008 until February 2011; employed by Swiss Re from July 2004 through July 2008, ending as Senior Vice President, Global Claims IT Leader.

Delos Knight

Mr. Delos L. ("Kip") Knight, III, is President of U.S. Retail Operations of the company. He is President, U.S. Retail Operations since October 2013; President, International and U.S. Franchise Operations from April 2012 until October 2013; President of KnightVision Marketing from August 2008 until April 2012. Prior to 2008, Mr. Knight held various positions at eBay, Yum! Restaurants International, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.

Jeffrey Brown

Mr. Jeffrey T. Brown is Chief Accounting and Risk Officer of H & R Block Inc. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2010 until June 2012; Interim Chief Financial Officer from May 2010 to September 2010; Vice President and Corporate Controller from March 2008 until September 2010; Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller from August 2005 until March 2008.

Thomas Gerke

Mr. Thomas A. Gerke is Chief Legal Officer of H & R Block Inc. He has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel until January 1, 2012. He served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of YRC Worldwide from January 2011 until April 2011; Executive Vice Chairman, Century Link, Inc. from July 2009 until December 2010; President and Chief Executive Officer, Embarq Corporation (in an interim capacity from December 2007 until March 2008 and by appointment from March 2008 until June 2009); General Counsel – Law and External Affairs, Embarq Corporation from May 2006 until December 2007.

Marie Van Luling

Marie T. Van Luling is Chief Communications Officer at H&R Block Inc. In this role, she sets the overall communications strategy that shapes the reputation of the world’s largest tax preparation company by influencing the influencers as well as driving traditional channel engagement with media relations, public relations, and internal communications. Previously, van Luling was Vice President of Communications at Northeast Utilities from 2007 to 2012. In this role, she led parent and operating company public relations, advertising, media relations, public affairs, and employee, regulatory and marketing communications. Under her leadership she helped the company build top level communication functions. In addition to her time spent at Northeast Utilities, She has held numerous executive positions throughout her career including: Senior Vice President of Marketing/Corporate Communications at Bank Rhode Island, Managing Director at Manning Selvage & Lee, Principal Foreman at Heidepriem & Mager, Inc, Principal, The Hale Group, Senior Vice President at Aetna Life & Casualty while also serving some time as Vice President of Public Affairs. She began her career as an attorney with Aetna Life & Casualty. van Luling has also served on many civic boards including as Chair of the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame and Trustee of The Hartford Symphony and MLS Trust . She is a member of the Arthur Page Society, The Seminar and the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Federal Bars. van Luling holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude in Humanities from Providence College in Providence, RI and a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, PA.

Paul Brown

Mr. Paul J. Brown is Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Brown has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., since May 2013. He served as President, Brands and Commercial Services for Hilton Worldwide, a global hospitality company, from 2008 to April 2013. Prior to that, he was with Expedia Inc., an online travel company, for four years, most recently serving as President, Expedia North America and Expedia Inc. Partner Services Group. From 2001 through 2005, Mr. Brown was a Partner with McKinsey & Co. in their London and Atlanta offices. Earlier in his career, he was Senior Vice President of Brand Services for Intercontinental Hotels Group, a Manager with the Boston Consulting Group, Inc., and a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting. Mr. Brown received a Bachelors degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. Mr. Brown was previously a director of Borders Group, Inc. from 2009 until 2011, where he was a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Brown also serves as a member of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Advisory Board.

Marvin Ellison

Mr. Marvin R. Ellison is no longer Independent Director of H & R Block Inc., effective September 2014. Mr. Ellison has served as Executive Vice President – U.S. Stores for The Home Depot, Inc., a home improvement speciality retailer, since August 2008. From January 2006 through August 2008, he served as President – Northern Division. From August 2005 through January 2006, he served as Senior Vice President – Logistics and from October 2004 through August 2005 he served as Vice President – Logistics. From June 2002 through October 2004, he served as Vice President – Loss Prevention. From 1987 until June 2002, Mr. Ellison held various management and executive level positions with Target Corporation, a general merchandise retailer. His final position with Target was Director, Assets Protection. Mr. Ellison earned a Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Memphis and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Emory University.

David Lewis

Mr. David Baker Lewis is Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Lewis is senior shareholder and former Chairman and CEO of Lewis & Munday, a Detroit-based legal firm with additional offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Mr. Lewis served as President of the firm beginning in 1972. Mr. Lewis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakland University, a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan School of Law. Mr. Lewis is also a director of The Kroger Company, where he is a member of the Public Responsibilities and Finance Committees, and STERIS Corp., where he is a member of the Audit Committee. He was previously a director of Conrail, Inc., LG&E Energy Corp., M.A. Hanna, TRW, Inc., and Comerica, Inc., all prior to 2007.

Victoria Reich

Ms. Victoria J. Reich is Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Ms. Reich served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Stationers Inc., a wholesale distributor of business products, from June 2007 until July 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Reich spent ten years with Brunswick Corporation, a manufacturer of sporting and fitness equipment, where she most recently was President of Brunswick European Group from 2003 until 2006. She served as Brunswick’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2003 and as Vice President and Controller from 1996 until 2000. Before joining Brunswick, Ms. Reich spent 17 years at General Electric Company where she held various financial management positions. Ms. Reich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University. Ms. Reich is a director of Ecolab Inc., where she is a member of the Audit and Safety, Health and Environment Committees.

Bruce Rohde

Mr. Bruce C. Rohde, CPA, is Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Rohde served in multiple roles with ConAgra Foods, Inc., a packaged foods company, beginning in 1984, including General Counsel, President, Vice Chairman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, before retiring in 2005 as Chairman and CEO Emeritus. Mr. Rohde is the Managing Partner of Romar Capital Group, a private investment partnership. He holds many court admissions and also holds a certified public accountant certificate. Mr. Rohde holds two degrees from Creighton University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude. Mr. Rohde served as a director of Gleacher & Company, Inc. from 2009 through May 2013, where he most recently served as Lead Director, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. He currently is Chairman of Creighton University Board of Directors, serves on Harvard University’s Private and Public, Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Committee, is a Presidential Appointee to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and is a director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute.

Tom Seip

Mr. Tom D. Seip is Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Seip currently serves as the managing member of Way Too Much Stuff LLC and Ridgefield Farm LLC, private investment vehicles. He served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Westaff, Inc., Walnut Creek, California, a temporary staffing services company, from May 2001 until January 2002. Mr. Seip was employed by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., San Francisco, California, from January 1983 until June 1998 in various positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc. from 1997 until June 1998 and Executive Vice President – Retail Brokerage from 1994 until 1997. Mr. Seip received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University and participated in the Doctoral Program in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan. Mr. Seip is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds, New York.

Christianna Wood

Ms. Christianna Wood is Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Ms. Wood is the Chief Executive Officer of Gore Creek Capital Ltd., an investment management consulting company based in Golden, Colorado. Ms. Wood served as the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Z Asset Management, from 2008 through July 2009. Previously, she was the Senior Investment Officer for the Global Equity unit of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CalPERS”) for five years. Prior to her service for CalPERS, Ms. Wood served as a Principal of several investment management organizations. She is also a chartered financial analyst and a chartered alternative investment analyst. Ms. Wood obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Vassar College and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from New York University. Ms. Wood is a member of the Board of Trustees of Vassar College where she serves on the Investment, Audit, and Budget and Finance Committees and as Chair of the Investor Responsibility Committee. Ms. Wood is also a member of the boards of Grange Insurance, The Merger Fund, The Global Reporting Initiative, The International Integrated Reporting Council, and the International Securities Exchange. She was previously a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standard Advisory Group (2006-2008) and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Consultative Advisory Group (2006-2009). Ms. Wood also served on the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network from June 2008 until June 2012, having served as Chairman of the Board from June 2009 until June 2012.

James Wright

Mr. James F. Wright is Independent Director of H & R Block Inc. Mr. Wright has served as Executive Chairman of Tractor Supply Company, a farm and ranch supply retailer, since January 2013. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from November 2007 through January 2013, as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to November 2007, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 through 2004. Mr. Wright previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tire Kingdom, a tire and automotive services retailer, from May 1997 to June 2000. Mr. Wright attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Mr. Wright was a director of Spartan Stores from 2002 through August 2011, where he served as Lead Director from 2006-2011, Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee from 2006-2011, member of the Compensation Committee from 2006-2011, and Chair of the Compensation Committee from 2003-2006. He currently serves on the board and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Retail Federation.

Ryan Sands

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