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Resources Connection Inc (RECN.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Murray

68 2015 Chairman of the Board

Anthony Cherbak

61 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Herbert Mueller

59 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Tracy Stephens

55 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Kate Duchene

52 2000 Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President - Human Resources, Secretary

A. Robert Pisano

72 2004 Lead Independent Director

Susan Crawford

68 2009 Independent Director

Neil Dimick

67 2003 Independent Director

Robert Kistinger

62 2006 Independent Director

Jolene Sarkis

65 2002 Independent Director

Anne Shih

68 2007 Independent Director

Michael Wargotz

57 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Murray

Mr. Donald B. Murray has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective as of August 31, 2015. He is no longer Executive Chairman of the Board of Resources Connection, Inc. Mr. Murray founded Resources Connection in June 1996 and served as our Managing Director from inception until April 1999. From April 1999 through May 2008, Mr. Murray served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President and as one of our directors. On June 1, 2008, Mr. Murray resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer, but remained as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Murray reassumed the position of Chief Executive Officer on July 22, 2009. Effective May 28, 2013, Mr. Murray resigned from the position of Chief Executive Officer and continues to serve as the Company’s Executive Chairman of the Board. Prior to founding Resources Connection, Mr. Murray was Partner in Charge of Accounting and Assurance Services for the Orange County, California office of Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm, from 1988 to 1996. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Murray was the Partner in Charge of the Woodland Hills office of Touche Ross & Co., a predecessor firm to Deloitte & Touche LLP, an office he founded in 1984. Mr. Murray currently serves on the Board of Directors for two non-profit organizations, the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Healthy Smiles for Kids, where he sits on the Finance Committee.

Anthony Cherbak

Mr. Anthony C. Cherbak is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Resources Connection, Inc., effective May 28, 2013. He previously held the positions of Executive Vice President of Operations from July 2005 to August 2009 and President of International Operations from November 2008 to August 2009. He joined the Company in July 2005 from Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm, where he spent the majority of his career as an audit partner in the Orange County, California office. While with Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Cherbak led the firm’s consumer business practice for its Pacific Southwest region and most recently served as the Partner in Charge of the Orange County audit practice.

Herbert Mueller

Mr. Herbert M. Mueller has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective August 29, 2016. He is responsible for the financial management, investor relations and capital structure of the Company. Mr. Mueller currently serves as Managing Director of RGP's Atlanta, Georgia office with full oversight and operations responsibility for that practice office. He has served in a leadership role for RGP for the past two years and in the Managing Director role was responsible for sales generation and leadership of the client service and talent acquisition teams. Mr. Mueller joined RGP in 2012 as a Director of Client Service, building consulting opportunities within the Atlanta market focused on finance and accounting, information management and internal audit. Mueller’s career has spanned a variety of industries, and he has served previously in finance, accounting and engineering roles. Prior to joining RGP, from 1998 to 2006, he served as the Chief Financial Officer, VP Accounting and Administration and Treasurer for Delta Apparel, Inc., a publicly-traded apparel manufacturer and distributor. He was responsible for all accounting, planning, information systems and procurement. He developed and led an investor relations department and directed all mergers and acquisitions activities. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Mueller served as the Treasurer for the Milton Public Safety Fund, a non-profit entity established to improve the safety and sustainability of the municipality of Milton, Georgia. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Mueller served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of TTA Partners, Inc., a holding company focused on investments in the advertising industry. Mr. Mueller received a BA in Accounting from Columbus State University. He holds a certified public accountant license (inactive).

Tracy Stephens

Mr. Tracy B. Stephens is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Resources Connection, Inc., effective August 1, 2013. Mr. Stephens joined Resources Connection in 2002 upon the acquisition by Resources Connection of The Procurement Centre, a company he co-founded in 1996. He has been a part of the Company’s leadership team since 2002, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of the U.S. Central-Southeast Region since 2008.

Kate Duchene

Ms. Kate W. Duchene is Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President - Human Resources, Secretary of Resources Connection Inc. Ms. Duchene is our Chief Legal Officer, a position she has held since December 1999. Ms. Duchene is also our Secretary and Executive Vice President of Human Resources, positions she has held since August 2000. In 2012, Ms. Duchene also assumed leadership of RGP Legal, our legal and regulatory consulting practice. Prior to joining Resources Connection, Ms. Duchene practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an international law firm, in Los Angeles, California, specializing in labor and employment matters. Ms. Duchene was with O’Melveny & Myers LLP from October 1990 through December 1999, most recently as a Special Counsel.

A. Robert Pisano

Mr. A. Robert Pisano is a Lead Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc. Mr. Pisano has served as our Lead Director since 2004. Mr. Pisano is a business consultant, an activity he began in September 2011, and is currently serving as a Strategic Advisor to IMAX Corporation, a leading entertainment technology company. Mr. Pisano was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America from October 2005 until September 2011, and was the interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 until March 2011. He served as the National Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Screen Actors Guild from September 2001 to April 2005. From August 1993 to August 2001, he was Executive Vice President, then Vice Chairman and Consultant to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (“MGM”). Prior to joining MGM, Mr. Pisano was Executive Vice President of Paramount Pictures from May 1985 to June 1991, serving as General Counsel and a member of the Office of the Chairman. From 1969 to 1985, Mr. Pisano was an associate and then a partner with the law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP. Mr. Pisano was formerly a director of StateNet, a legislative and regulatory reporting service, and is Chairman of the Board for the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Effective July 31, 2012, Mr. Pisano was elected to the Boards of FPA Paramount Fund and FPA Perennial Fund. He previously served on the Boards of the FPA Group of Funds, including Paramount, Perennial, New Income, Crescent and Capital, where he sat on the audit committees from 2002 to 2008, and as a director of Netflix, Inc. until October 2005. He was since elected to the Boards of FPA Capital, New Income and International Funds, as well as Source Capital and Crescent Funds, all FPA funds.

Susan Crawford

Ms. Susan J. Crawford is Independent Director of Resources Connection Inc. Ms. Crawford currently serves as a Senior Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, a position she has held since September 2006. A veteran lawyer of 30 years, Ms. Crawford served as a member of the court of appeals bench from 1991 to 2006 and also served as General Counsel of the Army, special counsel to the Secretary of Defense, and Inspector General of the Department of Defense. In February 2007, Ms. Crawford was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve a three-year term as the convening authority in charge of the Office of Military Commissions, during which time she oversaw the military process and procedures at Guantanamo Bay. After serving as the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University from 2003 to 2009, Ms. Crawford currently serves on the Finance and Academic Affairs and Campus Life Committees, having served in prior years on the Trusteeship, Human Resources and Compensation Committees. Ms. Crawford is also a member of the New England Law School Board of Trustees.

Neil Dimick

Mr. Neil F. Dimick, CPA, is an Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Dimick served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a pharmaceutical services provider, from August 2001 to May 2002. He served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bergen Brunswig Corporation (“Bergen”), as well as a director and a member of the Bergen Board’s Finance, Investment and Retirement Committees, for more than five years prior to its merger with AmeriSource Health in 2001. Mr. Dimick began his professional career as a corporate auditor with Deloitte & Touche LLP, a professional services firm. He was a partner with the firm for eight years and served for two years as the National Director of the firm’s Real Estate Industry Division. Mr. Dimick currently serves on the Board of Directors of WebMD Health Corp. (“WebMD”), where he serves as a member of the Executive and Audit Committees and as Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees; Thoratec Corporation, where he serves as Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees; Mylan, Inc., where he serves as Chairperson of the Audit and Finance Committees and member of the Executive Committee; and Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., where he serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee. Mr. Dimick served on the Board of Directors for HLTH Corporation (merged with WebMD in 2009) from 2003 to 2009, chairing their Nominating and Governance Committee and sitting on the Executive and Audit Committees.

Robert Kistinger

Mr. Robert F. Kistinger is an Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc. Mr. Kistinger was the Chief Operating Officer of Bonita Banana Company from 2009 to 2014 and now continues to serve as an Executive Advisor to the company. He was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of the Fresh Group of Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (“Chiquita”). Mr. Kistinger was employed at Chiquita for more than 27 years and held numerous senior management positions in accounting, financial analysis and strategic planning roles. Prior to joining Chiquita, Mr. Kistinger was with the accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company for six years and is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kistinger is a member of the board of executive advisors at the Williams College of Business at Xavier University.

Jolene Sarkis

Ms. Jolene Sykes Sarkis is an Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc. Ms. Sarkis has been a private marketing and advertising consultant since 2001. Ms. Sarkis held various positions of responsibility for Time Inc. from 1985 to 2001 in sales and marketing, primarily for Time Inc.’s leading publications which include Time, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money. Ms. Sarkis served as Publisher of Fortune from 1996 to 2001 and, additionally, as President of Fortune from 1999 to 2001. She is currently Executive Vice President of CFS Restaurant Group, Inc., a position she has held since 2011.

Anne Shih

Ms. Anne Shih is Independent Director of Resources Connection, Inc. Ms. Shih is actively involved in many philanthropic endeavors, including her sixteen years with the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, where she currently serves as Chairwoman of the Board of Governors, a position she has held since 2010. Ms. Shih is an honorary president of the Chinese Cultural Arts Association, a position she has held since 2003 and was also Deputy Secretary of the Chinese Women’s League Los Angeles Chapter. In 2008, Ms. Shih was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. Congress for her outstanding and invaluable service to the community. In 2010, Ms. Shih was made the first Official World Ambassador of Cultural Heritage for Shaanxi Province, China.

Michael Wargotz

Mr. Michael H. Wargotz is Independent Director of Resources Connection Inc. Mr. Wargotz is currently the Chairman of Axcess Ventures, an affiliate of Axcess Luxury and Lifestyle, a business development agency for prestige and ultra-luxury brands, a position he has held since July 2011. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Milestone Aviation Group, LLC from August 2010 through June 2011, Co-Chairman of Axcess Luxury and Lifestyle, from August 2009 through July 2010, and Chief Financial Advisor of NetJets, Inc., a leading provider of private aviation services from December 2006 through August 2009. From June 2004 until November 2006, he was a vice president of NetJets. Mr. Wargotz is a founding partner of Axcess Solutions, LLC, a strategic alliance, brand development and partnership marketing consulting firm which originated in 2001. From January 1998 through December 1999, Mr. Wargotz served in a number of executive leadership positions with Cendent Corporation, including President and Chief Executive Officer of its Lifestyle Division, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Alliance Marketing Segment and Senior Vice President, Business Development.

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