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Wolverine World Wide Inc (WWW.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Blake Krueger

62 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Stornant

49 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Ted Gedra

60 2016 President - Wolverine Heritage Group

Michael Jeppesen

56 2012 President - Global Operations Group Global Operations Group and Wolverine Heritage Group

Tom Kennedy

2015 President - Apparel and Accessories

Nicholas Ottenwess

52 2016 President of the International Group

Scott Sincerbeaux

2015 President of Wolverine Consumer Direct Group

Richie Woodworth

58 2016 President - Wolverine Boston Group

Brendan Gibbons

56 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Amy Klimek

2016 Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources

Christopher Hufnagel

2016 Senior Vice President - Strategy

James Zwiers

48 2016 Senior Vice President; President, Wolverine Outdoor & Lifestyle Group

Melissa Howell

49 2014 Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources

David Kollat

77 2011 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Boromisa

61 2006 Independent Director

Gina Boswell

53 2013 Independent Director

Roxane Divol

43 2014 Independent Director

William Gerber

62 2008 Independent Director

Joseph Gromek

69 2008 Independent Director

Brenda Lauderback

65 2003 Independent Director

Nicholas Long

57 2011 Independent Director

Timothy O' Donovan

70 2010 Independent Director

Michael Volkema

60 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Blake Krueger

Mr. Blake W. Krueger is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. Krueger is Chairman of Wolverine Worldwide, a position he assumed in January 2010, and Chief Executive Officer and President of Wolverine Worldwide, positions he assumed in April 2007. From October 2005 until April 2007, Mr. Krueger served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Wolverine Worldwide. From 2004 to October 2005, he served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of Wolverine Worldwide and President of its Heritage Brands Group. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Krueger served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of Wolverine Worldwide and President of the Company's Caterpillar Footwear Group. He also previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Wolverine Worldwide with various responsibilities including the human resources, retail, business development, accessory licensing, mergers and acquisitions, and legal areas. Mr. Krueger serves as a director of Bissell Homecare, Inc., a privately-held company and leading marketer of floor care appliances.

Michael Stornant

Mr. Michael D. Stornant is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He was Vice President, Corporate Finance of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., since January 2013. From 2011 until January 2013, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Bates. From 2009 until 2011, he served as Vice President of Corporate Planning and Analysis. From 2008 until 2009, he served as Corporate Controller. From 2007 until 2008 he served as Senior Vice President of Owned Operations for the Global Operations Group. From 2003 until 2006 he served the Company as Director of Internal Audit. From 1996 until 2003 he held various finance-related positions at the Company.

Ted Gedra

Mr. Ted S. Gedra is President - Wolverine Heritage Group of the Company. From 2011 to February 2016, he served as President, Heritage Group, which was realigned into the Wolverine Heritage Group. From 2006 to 2010, he served as President of the Wolverine Footwear Group.

Michael Jeppesen

Mr. Michael Jeppesen is President - Global Operations Group Global Operations Group and Wolverine Heritage Group of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. He has served the Company as President, Global Operations Group since January 2012. From 2005 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President, Design and Sourcing, for Collective Brands, Inc., a wholesaler and retailer of footwear and related accessories.

Tom Kennedy

Mr. Tom Kennedy is President - Apparel and Accessories of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. Kennedy will oversee all of the Company's apparel and accessories initiatives around the world. Mr. Kennedy was most recently executive vice president of the Fossil Brand with the Fossil Group and previously led the Fossil retail group and wholesale business. Before joining Fossil, Mr. Kennedy was a division president at PacSun, Vice president of U.S. Apparel at Nike, and held various senior roles with The Gap.

Nicholas Ottenwess

Mr. Nicholas P. Ottenwess is President of the International Group of the Company. Mr. Ottenwess transitioned from his position as Wolverine’s Vice President of Finance, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer to Senior Vice President — Operations of Wolverine’s Outdoor Group on May 27, 2008.

Scott Sincerbeaux

Mr. Scott Sincerbeaux is President of Wolverine Consumer Direct Group of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. Sincerbeaux brings over 30 years of leadership in creating consumer experiences at retail, most recently as vice president of North America Retail at Godiva Chocolate. Prior to his role with Godiva, he held senior leadership positions with JCPenney, Bare Escentuals, Crabtree & Evelyn, Ecco, Brown Shoe and several other footwear companies. As part of this move, the Stride Rite Children's Group will join the Company's Consumer Direct division, enabling leadership to focus efforts and investments on a coordinated set of growth initiatives.

Richie Woodworth

Mr. Richie J. Woodworth is President - Wolverine Boston Group of the Company. Mr. Woodworth has more than 30 years of experience in branded footwear and apparel and has continuously proven his ability to build brands and drive growth in some of the most competitive categories in the industry. Prior to his most recent appointment, Mr. Woodworth served nine years as president of Saucony - one of the fastest growing and most innovative brands within the Wolverine portfolio.

Brendan Gibbons

Mr. Brendan M. Gibbons is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. From 2009 to October 2013, he served as Senior Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, and Secretary for Carter’s Inc., a global branded marketer of apparel for babies and young children.

Amy Klimek

Christopher Hufnagel

Mr. Christopher E. Hufnagel is Senior Vice President - Strategy of the Company. He was Vice President Strategy, Investor Relations & Communications of the Company. Mr. Hufnagel served as the President of Retail of Wolverine World Wide Inc. since December 2008. Mr. Hufnagel was responsible for all direct-to-consumer operations for Wolverine World Wide Inc., including e-commerce. Mr. Hufnagel served as Vice President of Retail for Under Armour, a leading performance sports apparel and footwear company, where he was responsible for the development, execution, and roll-out of the Under Armour retail strategy. Prior to joining Under Armour, Mr. Hufnagel served as the Vice President of Brand Store Experience for the Gap. At Gap, he led the in-store marketing and visual merchandising for the brand. Prior to this, he was with Abercrombie & Fitch in various leadership positions, including having responsibility for in-store brand presentation, marketing, and store operations. Mr. Hufnagel served on the team that developed and launched the Hollister brand in 2000. Mr. Hufnagel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Alma College in Alma, Mich.”

James Zwiers

Mr. James D. Zwiers is Senior Vice President of the Company., and President of the Wolverine Outdoor and Lifestyle Group of the Company. He was Senior Vice President and President, International Group. From January 2013 to June 2014, he served as Senior Vice President and President, Performance Group. From March 2009 until January 2013, he served as Senior Vice President and President, Outdoor Group, which was realigned into the Performance Group.

Melissa Howell

Ms. Melissa A. Howell is Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources since October 2014. From February 2013 to May 2014, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources for General Motors, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. She served General Motors as Executive Director, North America Human Resources from 2011 to 2013 and as Human Resources Director, Global Sales and Marketing from 2009 to 2011.

David Kollat

Dr. David T. Kollat is Lead Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. Kollat has been Chairman and President of 22, Inc., a company specializing in research and management consulting for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, since 1987. In addition to his marketing and management experience as Chairman and President of 22, Inc., Mr. Kollat served for 11 years in senior leadership positions at L Brands, Inc. (formerly Limited Brands, Inc.), a publicly traded, multinational apparel and retail company, including as Executive Vice President, Marketing, President of Victoria's Secret Direct, and as a member of its executive committee. Mr. Kollat is Lead Director of Wolverine Worldwide. Mr. Kollat has been a director of L Brands, Inc. since 1976 and a director of Select Comfort Corporation, a bed manufacturer and retailer, since 1994. During the preceding five years, Mr. Kollat was, but no longer is, a director of Big Lots, Inc., a publicly traded retail company. Mr. Kollat's work for L Brands, Inc. and 22, Inc. has provided him with marketing, apparel, retail and leadership expertise. He also has experience with public company governance and related matters through his extensive service on public company boards.

Jeffrey Boromisa

Mr. Jeffrey M. Boromisa is Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. Boromisa worked at Kellogg Company, a global food manufacturing company, and its affiliates from 1981 to 2009. From 2008 through his retirement in May 2009, Mr. Boromisa was Executive Vice President of Kellogg International, President of Latin America; Senior Vice President of Kellogg Company. From 2007 until 2008, Mr. Boromisa served as Executive Vice President of Kellogg International, President of Asia Pacific and Senior Vice President of Kellogg Company. From 2004 through 2006, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kellogg Company. In addition, beginning in 2004 and through his retirement, Mr. Boromisa was a member of Kellogg Company's Global Leadership Team. Prior to 2004, Mr. Boromisa occupied various leadership positions with Kellogg. Mr. Boromisa is also a director at Haworth International, Inc., a privately held, multinational, office furniture design and manufacturing company. With nearly 30 years of experience at Kellogg Company, including serving as its chief financial officer and leading various operational business units, Mr. Boromisa has obtained leadership, retail, global operations and finance expertise.

Gina Boswell

Ms. Gina R. Boswell is Independent Director of the Company. Since July 2015, Ms. Boswell has been Executive Vice President and General Manager for Unilever UK & Ireland, one of the largest markets for Unilever PLC / Unilever N.V., a multinational consumer goods company whose products include Dove, Vaseline, Lipton, and Hellman's. From 2011 to July 2015, Ms. Boswell served as Executive Vice President, Personal Care for Unilever PLC / Unilever N.V. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Boswell served as President, Global Brands, for The Alberto-Culver Company, a consumer goods company. Ms. Boswell has held numerous other senior leadership positions with other leading global companies, including Avon Products, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Ms. Boswell is a member of the board of ManpowerGroup Inc., a publicly traded workforce solutions company, where she is also the chairperson of the audit committee. Through senior leadership roles with leading branded companies, Ms. Boswell has obtained expertise in brand building and leadership, global operations and finance experience; and her service as a director at ManpowerGroup Inc. has provided her with public company governance and related experience.

Roxane Divol

Ms. Roxane Divol is Independent Director of the Company., effective October 13, 2014. Ms. Divol is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Website Security, for Symantec Corporation, a global leader in information, security, backup and availability solutions, including Norton security products. From 2014 to January 2016, Ms. Divol was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Trust Services, for Symantec Corporation and from 2013 to 2014, Ms. Divol was Senior Vice President of Alliances with Symantec. Ms. Divol joined Symantec from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where she was a partner in its San Francisco office and led the West Coast marketing and sales practice, with a focus on marketing return on investment and marketing transformation. Ms. Divol's experience with Symantec Corporation and McKinsey & Company provides her with expertise in leadership, global operations and information technology, which the Board believes are critical areas in the Company's long-term strategic plans.

William Gerber

Mr. William K. Gerber, CPA is Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. Gerber is Managing Director of Cabrillo Point Capital LLC, a private investment fund. He has held that position since 2008. From 1998 to 2007, Mr. Gerber was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kelly Services, Inc., a publicly traded global staffing solutions company with operations in more than 35 countries. During the preceding five years, Mr. Gerber was, but no longer is, a director of Kaydon Corporation, a publicly traded company that designed and manufactured custom-engineered products.

Joseph Gromek

Mr. Joseph R. Gromek is Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. From 2003 until his retirement in 2012, Mr. Gromek served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of The Warnaco Group, Inc., a publicly traded company. Mr. Gromek also served as Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Brothers, Inc. from 1995 until 2002. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Tumi, Inc., a publicly traded company featuring a leading global brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle products and accessories, and serves as a director of Guess?, Inc., an apparel wholesaler and retailer, and The Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc., a children's clothing retailer. Mr. Gromek is also a director of Stanley M. Proctor Company, a privately held company. Having served for more than 40 years in the retail and apparel industries, including 30 years managing and marketing apparel brands and a collective 15 years as the chief executive officer of two leading, multi-national apparel companies, Mr. Gromek has expertise in apparel, retail and global operations. His service as a senior executive and director at various public companies has given him extensive leadership experience and experience in public company governance and related matters.

Brenda Lauderback

Ms. Brenda Joyce Lauderback is an Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. From 1995 until her retirement in 1998, Ms. Lauderback was President of the Wholesale and Retail Group of Nine West Group, Inc., a footwear wholesaler and distributor. She previously was the President of the Wholesale Division of U.S. Shoe Corporation, a footwear manufacturer and distributor, a position that included responsibility for offices in China, Italy and Spain, and she was a Vice President/General Merchandise Manager of Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation), a retail company. During the preceding five years, Ms. Lauderback also was, but no longer is, a director of Big Lots, Inc., a retail company. Ms. Lauderback has more than 25 years of experience in the retail industry, with more than 20 years in the footwear, apparel, and accessories industries. In particular, senior leadership positions have provided her with strong footwear, apparel and retail expertise. With her service on publicly traded company boards, including Denny's Corporation, a restaurant company, and Select Comfort Corporation, a bed manufacturer and retailer, and as a director of Wolverine Worldwide, she also has extensive experience with public company governance and related matters.

Nicholas Long

Mr. Nicholas T. Long is Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. From 2011 until his retirement in 2015, Mr. Long served as Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors LLC ("MillerCoors"), a joint venture between two publicly traded beverage companies. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Long served as President and Chief Commercial Officer of MillerCoors. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Long served as Chief Executive Officer of Miller Brewing Company, a beverage company, and he served as Chief Marketing Officer of Miller Brewing Company from 2005 to 2007. Prior to joining Miller Brewing Company, Mr. Long spent 17 years in various senior leadership positions at The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, including Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Global Brands, Vice President Strategic Marketing Research and Trends, President of Coca-Cola's Great Britain and Ireland Division and President of the Northwest Europe Division. Through his more than 20 years in senior positions at category-leading, branded companies, Mr. Long has developed marketing and global operations expertise.

Timothy O' Donovan

Mr. Timothy J. O' Donovan is Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. O'Donovan is a former Chairman of the Board of Wolverine Worldwide and served in that position from April 2005 through December 2009. In April 2007, Mr. O'Donovan retired as Chief Executive Officer of Wolverine Worldwide, a position he had held since April 2000. Mr. O'Donovan served Wolverine Worldwide as its Chief Executive Officer and President from April 2000 until April 2005, and as Chief Operating Officer and President from 1996 until April 2000. Prior to 1996, Mr. O'Donovan held various positions with the Company, including Executive Vice President of Wolverine Worldwide. Mr. O'Donovan is lead director of SpartanNash Company, a grocery distribution and retail company. During the preceding five years, Mr. O'Donovan was, but no longer is, a director of Kaydon Corporation, a publicly traded company that designed and manufactured custom-engineered products.

Michael Volkema

Mr. Michael A. Volkema is an Independent Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Mr. Volkema has been Chairman of Herman Miller, Inc., a publicly traded multinational furniture manufacturer, since 2000. Mr. Volkema became President and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller in 1995 and held those positions until 2003 and 2004, respectively. Mr. Volkema has extensive experience on public company boards, including 15 years as Chairman of the Board at Herman Miller, Inc., and including service on the compensation and audit committees of boards of publicly traded companies. Mr. Volkema also is a director at Milliken & Company, a privately held, innovation-based company serving the textile, chemical, and floor covering markets.