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Kimball International Inc (KBALA.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Schneider

54 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Van Winkle

54 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Schroeder

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Kourtney Smith

2015 President - Kimball Hospitality

Dean Vonderheide

2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Lonnie Nicholson

51 2015 Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President

Julia Heitz-Cassidy

50 2016 Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

R. Gregory Kincer

57 2014 Vice President - Corporate Development

Kevin McCoy

44 2015 Vice President; President, National Office Furniture

Michael Wagner

43 2015 Vice President, President, Kimball Office

Thomas Tischhauser

57 2015 Lead Independent Director

Timothy Jahnke

54 2014 Director

Patrick Connolly

56 2014 Independent Director

Susan Frampton

2016 Independent Director

Kristine Juster

2016 Independent Director

Kimberly Ryan-Dennis

48 2014 Independent Director

Geoffrey Stringer

72 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Schneider

Mr. Robert F. Schneider is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company. He joined Kimball in 1987 and has been an officer since 1992, serving in various financial and executive capacities. Prior to becoming Chairman of the Board & CEO, Mr. Schneider was Chief Financial Officer, with responsibilities including Kimball International strategic planning, finance, audit, and treasury services. He assumed full strategic and operating responsibility for the Kimball Hospitality subsidiary in 2013. He served on the Company’s eight-member Corporate Steering Committee, formulating Kimball International strategy and establishing direction for the Company. Before joining Kimball, Mr. Schneider was with the public accounting firm of Deloitte Haskins and Sells in Cincinnati. Mr. Schneider received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting with “High Distinction” from Indiana University.

Donald Van Winkle

Mr. Donald W. Van Winkle is President, Chief Operating Officer of Kimball International, Inc. He previously served as Executive Vice President of Kimball International, and President of the Furniture Group subsidiary. In his expanded role, Van Winkle will provide strategic guidance for Kimball International along with accountability to improve financial performance of the operations. He joined Kimball in 1991 as a Divisional Controller, advancing through successively more responsible roles and in 1999 became Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for the Furniture Brands Group. His career advanced through successively more responsible roles in accounting, finance, administration, marketing, manufacturing operations, and branded sales and distribution strategies. In 1999, he became Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for the Furniture Brands Group. He assumed full operating responsibility of the National Office Furniture subsidiary in 2003 and was promoted to President of the Furniture Group subsidiary in 2010. Mr. Van Winkle is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Michelle Schroeder

Ms. Michelle R. Schroeder is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Kimball International, Inc. She previously served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, a position she assumed in 2009. Schroeder began her career with Kimball in 1984, serving in several marketing administrative roles before taking a leave in 1993 to pursue a degree in Accounting. She returned in 1996 and has advanced through several accounting and finance leadership roles during her career with the Company, and played a lead role in the financial aspects of the spin-off of Electronics. As CFO, Schroeder assumes responsibility for the accounting, auditing, investor relations, tax and treasury functions, as well as setting financial strategy and policies for the Company. Ms. Schroeder graduated “summa cum laude” with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana and is a CPA and CMA.

Kourtney Smith

Ms. Kourtney Smith is President - Kimball Hospitality of the Company. Ms. Smith will assume responsibility for the entire Kimball Hospitality organization, including strategic direction, goals, growth and driving shareowner value. Smith brings 25 years of experience in the office and hospitality industries. Her customer centric leadership, proven ability to assess the needs and trends of markets, ability to develop talent and drive results are key attributes as we enhance our position as the most sought after furniture brand in the hospitality industry. During her career, Smith has held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, product development, sales and service. She has been the consistent force behind the evolution of National Office Furniture. Most recently she served as Vice President of Marketing for National leading product development, marketing, sustainability, vertical markets, increasing brand awareness in the architect and design community, and sales development in the EMEA. Smith holds the distinction of being a Kellogg Executive Scholar of Professional Achievement in Marketing and Sales Management. She has continued her personal and professional development through a variety of programs and involvement in industry associations.

Dean Vonderheide

Dean M. Vonderheide is Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President of Kimball International, Inc. He joined Kimball in 1982 as a Production Coordinator for Kimball Office Furniture. He has served in capacities of increasing responsibility, from Production Manager, Plant Manager, General Manager, Vice President of Manufacturing, and as Vice President of Continuous Improvement and Innovation. In 2004, he was named Vice President of Safety, Environment and Facilities. He assumed leadership of corporate human resources and development in 2007. Mr. Vonderheide is a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education and a minor in Business.

Lonnie Nicholson

Mr. Lonnie P. Nicholson Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. He also served as Vice President, Chief Information Officer from January 2014 until March 2015. Throughout 2013 he served as Director, Business Analytics and then Vice President, Business Analytics, with oversight of strategic application of data analysis, social media and mobile computing in support of the Company's growth of information management into more predictive analysis in order to build greater responsiveness to customer needs and improvement of operational decision making. He also served as Director of Organizational Development from November 2011 until January 2013, and Director of Employee Engagement from November 2008 until November 2011 following other roles of advancing responsibility in the areas of application development, systems analysis, process reengineering, lean/continuous improvement and enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) since joining the Company in 1986.

Julia Heitz-Cassidy

Ms. Julia Heitz-Cassidy is Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Kimball International, Inc. She previously served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, with responsibility for handling all day-to-day legal activities of the Company. In her new role, Heitz-Cassidy will provide strategic thought leadership, advice and counsel to the Company’s executive management as well as oversee the Company’s legal functions. She also assumes the duties of Corporate Secretary, assisting the Board of Directors. Heitz-Cassidy joined Kimball in 1996 as an associate corporate counsel and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the legal department during her career.

R. Gregory Kincer

Mr. R. Gregory Kincer is Vice President - Corporate Development of Kimball International, Inc. He joined Kimball in 1993 as a Group Financial Manager. Through a number of financial and executive roles, he has held increasing responsibility. Most recently he was accountable for global treasury operations. He was promoted to Director of Audit & Management Services in 1996, Vice President, Assistant Treasurer in 2000, Corporate Vice President and Treasurer in 2003, and in 2006 he became Vice President of Business Development and Treasurer, playing a key role in the evaluation of acquisition opportunities. Prior to joining Kimball, Mr. Kincer was with the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Kincer is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Kevin McCoy

Mr. Kevin D. McCoy is Vice President and President, National Office Furniture of the Company. Previously, McCoy served as Vice President, General Manager of National Office Furniture, a position he assumed in 2010. McCoy joined Kimball in 1996 and spent nine years with National and Kimball Office, building a solid background in both front line and management sales experience. in 1996, building a solid background in both front line and management sales. He assumed responsibility for the field selling organization, distribution strategy and execution, as well as achievement of growth goals, as Vice President of Sales for National Office Furniture in 2005. He was promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the National Office Furniture subsidiary in 2010. Mr. McCoy earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Syracuse University.

Michael Wagner

Mr. Michael S. Wagner is Vice President, President, Kimball Office., subsidiary of Kimball International, Inc. He was the Vice President, General Manager of Kimball International, Inc. Wagner has a strong background in the office furniture industry and brings over 13 years of experience and comprehensive leadership in sales and sales management, marketing, strategic planning and guiding the cultural evolution of organizations. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with OFS Brands. His previous experience includes international sales management and ownership of an independent representative group based in Chicago. Wagner graduated from Indiana State University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in business. Throughout his career, he has continued his personal and professional development through a myriad of programs and involvement in various professional associations.

Thomas Tischhauser

Mr. Thomas J. Tischhauser is Lead Independent Director of Kimball International, Inc. He was Independent Director of the company. He has served as a Director of Company since 2008. He has been an independent executive consultant in leadership development and a principal with Wynstone Partners since 2007. He served as Vice President of Continental Automotive from 2006 to 2007 and has served in various management positions at Motorola from 1983 to 2006, including his last position as Corporate Vice President. Mr. Tischhauser’s broad experience in the electronics industry provides unique insight into the electronics markets from a global perspective. His broad range of experiences with various clients in the consulting services industry, his experience in strategic business planning, and his six years of experience as a member of the Company's Board give him insight and perspective on the furniture business as well as its culture and business strategies.

Timothy Jahnke

Mr. Timothy J. Jahnke has been appointed as Director of the Company. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Elkay Manufacturing Company (“Elkay”) since 2007, and also has served as a director of Elkay since 2009. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at Newell Rubbermaid Corporation from 1986 to 2007. Mr. Jahnke has over thirty years of experience in management and leadership of operations of various manufacturing companies. His experience and knowledge of products for the housing, remodeling, hospitality, and commercial markets, combined with his international, operational and cultural experience will add important perspective to the Board.

Patrick Connolly

Mr. Patrick E. “Pat” Connolly is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Connolly is Chief Operating Officer of Sodexo North America, and President of Sodexo Health Care, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sodexo North America, with revenues of $9 billion, delivers on-site services in corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, government, and remote site market segments, as well as benefits and rewards services, and personal and home services, throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The parent company, Sodexo Worldwide, is a $23.9 billion quality of life services company based in France. Sodexo is the world’s eighteenth largest employer, with 428,000 employees in over 33,000 sites in 80 countries across the globe. Mr. Connolly has over thirty years of experience in executive management and sales leadership.

Susan Frampton

Dr. Susan B. Frampton is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Frampton has been President of Planetree, Inc., a global leader in advancing patient-centered healthcare, since 2000. Planetree provides education and information to healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient-centered care in healing environments. Prior to Planetree, Dr. Frampton held positions with hospitals and research groups focused on health education and management. She is a member of the Governance Board of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services sponsored by the WHO Coordinating Center for Clinical Health Promotion in Denmark; is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Compassionate Health Care in London; and is on the Board of Planetree, among other roles with non-profit boards, committees, and organizations focused on improving healthcare quality. She received a B.A. from Rutgers in Medical Anthropology, and holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology and Community Medicine from University of Connecticut. Dr. Frampton’s expertise in leading organizations to be focused on patient care will prove invaluable to the Company’s planned growth in the healthcare furniture vertical market.

Kristine Juster

Ms. Kristine Juster is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Juster is President of the Global Writing Segment of Newell Rubbermaid, a leader in global writing which includes such well-known brands as Sharpie, Paper Mate, Elmer’s, Uni-ball, Dymo, and X-acto, among others. Prior to taking on this role in May 2014, she was President of the Baby and Parenting Segment of Newell Rubbermaid and held other roles of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 1995. Ms. Juster holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Cornell University, and has continued her education since graduation with coursework at Harvard; University of Chicago, Booth School; and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Ms. Juster brings her experience in building high growth businesses and developing high performance teams in markets closely related to the Company’s current industries, including interior design, office industry supplies, and hospitality, which will benefit the Company’s strategic growth planning.

Kimberly Ryan-Dennis

Ms. Kimberly K. Ryan-Dennis is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Ryan is President of Batesville Casket Company, a $620 million division of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI), a globally diversified industrial company that makes and sells premium business-to-business products and services for a wide variety of industries. Ms. Ryan joined Batesville in 1989 as a staff accountant, and has steadily progressed through a number of positions within the Hillenbrand family of companies in finance, operations, logistics, information technology, and division leadership. Ms. Ryan has been a senior executive of the company since 2003, and has a consistent record of achieving objectives in areas such as streamlining information systems, improving cost structures, and waste reductions, all while maintaining market position and financial strength.

Geoffrey Stringer

Mr. Geoffrey L. Stringer is Independent Director of the company. He is Retired; Former Executive Vice President, Bank One Corporation and Chief Executive Officer, Bank One Capital Corporation; Mr. Stringer's has served as a Director of Company since 2003, but is otherwise retired, having most recently served from 1998 to 2001 as Executive Vice President of Bank One Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Bank One Capital Corporation. Prior to that, he held various other senior management positions at banks acquired by the Bank One Corporation. Mr. Stringer’s lifelong career experience as a banker provides significant breadth and depth of experience in general economics, capital markets, and financing.