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Kimball International Inc (KBAL.OQ)

KBAL.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kristine Juster

55 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Van Winkle

57 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Schroeder

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Lonnie Nicholson

54 2015 Chief Administrative Officer, Vice President

Julia Heitz-Cassidy

53 2016 Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

R. Gregory Kincer

60 2014 Vice President - Corporate Development

Kourtney Smith

48 2015 Vice President; President of Kimball Hospitality

Michael Wagner

46 2015 Vice President; President of Kimball Office

Thomas Tischhauser

60 2015 Lead Independent Director

Patrick Connolly

59 2014 Independent Director

Susan Frampton

60 2016 Independent Director

Timothy Jahnke

58 2014 Independent Director

Kimberly Ryan-Dennis

51 2014 Independent Director

Geoffrey Stringer

75 2003 Independent Director

Dennis Gerber

2017 Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Kristine Juster

Ms. Kristine L. Juster serves as Chief Executive Officer, Independent Director of the Company. Employment: Retired; Newell Brands (“Newell”),1995-April 2018; President, Global Writing Segment, 2014-April 2018; President, Baby and Parent Segment, 2011-2014; has led other successively larger business segments since 1995, when Newell acquired a company she co-founded. Newell is a leading global consumer goods and commercial products company. Skills, experience and qualifications: global senior level management of a public company; team building and talent development; sales growth via innovative product development initiatives, customer partnerships and direct retail; e-commerce route to market development and marketing; international sales/marketing experience in developed and emerging markets; direct responsibility for strategic planning and growth, both organic and by acquisition; international market entry and sales growth; entrepreneur. Ms. Juster’s proven expertise in building strategic growth businesses, along with her entrepreneurial mindset and customer-centric perspective, enable her to provide valuable insights and contributions in strategic planning and operations for the Company and make her a valuable member of the Board.

Donald Van Winkle

Mr. Donald W. Van Winkle is the President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Van Winkle was appointed President, Chief Operating Officer in November 2014. He previously served as Executive Vice President, President — Furniture Group from March 2014 to November 2014. He also served as Vice President, President — Office Furniture Group from February 2010 until November 2013 when he was appointed Executive Vice President, President — Office Furniture Group. He had previously served as Vice President, General Manager of National from October 2003 until February 2010, and prior to that served as Vice President, Chief Finance and Administrative Officer for the Furniture Brands Group as well as other key finance roles within our Furniture business since joining the Company in January 1991.

Michelle Schroeder

Ms. Michelle R. Schroeder, CPA is a Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of the Company. Ms. Schroeder was appointed Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in November 2014. She previously served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, a position she assumed in May 2009. She was appointed to Vice President in December 2004, served as Corporate Controller from August 2002 until May 2009, and prior to that served as Assistant Corporate Controller and Director of Financial Analysis. As CFO, Ms. Schroeder has responsibility for the accounting, internal audit, investor relations, tax and treasury functions, as well as setting financial strategy and policies for the Company.

Lonnie Nicholson

Mr. Lonnie P. Nicholson is a Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. Mr. Nicholson was appointed Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer in February 2015 with responsibility for the human resources and information technology functions. 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 growth of our 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 re-engineering, lean/continuous improvement and enterprise resource planning since joining the Company in 1986.

Julia Heitz-Cassidy

Ms. Julia E. Heitz-Cassidy is Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Heitz Cassidy was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in November 2014 and to the additional role of Chief Compliance Officer in July 2016, which was adjusted to Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer in October 2016, where she has the responsibility to provide and oversee the provision of legal advice and guidance as needed by the Company, oversee compliance with laws, assist in instilling and maintaining an ethical corporate culture, and implement and maintain our compliance policies and program. She provides strategic-thinking leadership, advice and counsel to our executive management, and as Secretary, assists the Board of Directors. She previously served as Deputy General Counsel since August 2009, with responsibility for handling all day-to-day legal activities of the Company and was appointed to Vice President in October 2013. She joined the Company 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 a Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. Mr. Kincer was appointed Vice President, Corporate Development in November 2014. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Business Development, Treasurer since 2006 with responsibility for global treasury operations managing Company-wide liquidity, commercial banking relationships, corporate debt facilities, foreign exchange risk, and insurance programs as well as the evaluation of acquisition opportunities. He also served in various finance and leadership roles of progressing responsibility since joining the Company in 1994.

Kourtney Smith

Ms. Kourtney L. Smith is a Vice President; President of Kimball Hospitality of the Company. Ms. Smith was appointed President, National Office Furniture in January 2018 and has served as Vice President of Kimball International, Inc. since October 2015. Prior to January 2018, she held the position of President, Kimball Hospitality from August 2015 until January 2018, where she was responsible for strategic growth and direction. Previously, she served as Vice President, Marketing for National Office Furniture, a position she assumed in 2010 where she led product development, marketing, sustainability, vertical markets, and increasing brand awareness in the architect and design community. Prior to that, she held various other roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, product development, sales and service. She has over 25 years of experience in the office and hospitality industries.

Michael Wagner

Mr. Michael Shane Wagner is Vice President; President of Kimball Office., subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Wagner was appointed President, Kimball in November 2014 and was also appointed as a Vice President of Kimball International, Inc. in February 2015. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, General Manager of Kimball. Since joining the Company in October 2013, Mr. Wagner has led the extensive sales growth and aggressive cost reductions at Kimball. Prior to joining the Company, he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with OFS Brands, Inc. (an office furniture manufacturing company) from 2004 until October 2013. His career spans over 20 years of experience in the office furniture industry with leadership positions in sales, sales management, marketing, and strategic planning.

Thomas Tischhauser

Mr. Thomas J. Tischhauser is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Employment: Principal of Wynstone Partners, an executive coaching service provider for Fortune 100, private equity and family-owned companies, 2007-present; Continental Automotive Systems, Vice President, 2006-2007; Corporate Vice President, and various management positions, including in engineering, product management, quality, and corporate strategy at Motorola, Inc., 1983-2006. Skills, experience and qualifications: proven management skills and strong talent and leadership development skills; multinational corporate business experience; exposure to a broad range of corporate cultures and practices; strategic business planning and implementation; knowledge of relevant markets and the furniture manufacturing business; corporate governance expertise, with experience as Lead Independent Director and has served on both standing committees with the Company; knowledge and experience with manufacturing operations, engineering, product life cycle and quality management systems. Mr. Tischhauser also recently received certification as a board fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Mr. Tischhauser’s broad-based business experience provides a unique perspective to the Board and executive leadership as he provides insight in domestic and international business operations as well as talent development. With years of experience on boards, he provides essential insight for corporate governance and investor relations activities as well.

Patrick Connolly

Mr. Patrick E. Connolly is an Independent Director of the Company. Employment: President and Chief Executive Officer, Follett Corporation, which serves the full spectrum of education from Pre-K to college campuses, providing education technology, services and print and digital content to enable education, January 2018-present. Sodexo, S.A., Global CEO, Schools and Universities, 2015-December 2017; other senior management positions with Sodexo since 1989, including Chief Operating Officer of Sodexo North America, and President of Sodexo Health Care from 2007 to 2015. Sodexo provides quality of life services, including dining and meal services, vending and convenience services, integrated facilities management services, and healthier workforce initiatives. He also has served on several non-profit and industry association boards of directors. Skills, experience and qualifications: strategic planning and growth experience, both organic and by acquisition; organizational transformation; significant healthcare and education industry knowledge and experience; international operations experience; global track record of improving diversity, driving innovation and growing revenue. Mr. Connolly brings to our Company deep knowledge of and professional experience in the healthcare and education industries from his years at Sodexo and Follett Corporation, along with a strategic and innovative mindset, honed from leading organizational transformation, growth and market expansions during his career.

Susan Frampton

Dr. Susan B. Frampton is an Independent Director of the Company. She 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.

Timothy Jahnke

Mr. Timothy J. Jahnke is an Independent Director of the Company. Employment: President and Chief Executive Officer, Elkay Manufacturing Company (“Elkay”), which manufactures sinks, water coolers, faucets, drinking fountains, bottle fillers, and kitchen cabinets, among other items, 2007-present; Member, Board of Directors of Elkay, 2009-present; various senior management positions, Newell Rubbermaid Corporation, 1986-2007. Skills, experience and qualifications: senior leadership, including as a CEO and in manufacturing operations; strategic planning and growth, both organically and by acquisition; senior human resources experience, including strong executive compensation background; knowledge of and experience in related markets including housing, remodeling and hospitality; international operations and market entry. Mr. Jahnke’s deep business experience includes leading organizations in both growth and turn-around situations, strategic planning, new product development, international business expansion, acquisition activity, and a role as a senior level human resources executive. The skills he has developed in these roles are of significant value to the Company as he leads our Compensation and Governance Committee and guides and advises the executive management team.

Kimberly Ryan-Dennis

Ms. Kimberly K. Ryan-Dennis is an Independent Director of the Company. She is President of Coperion, Inc., and Senior Vice President of Hillenbrand, Inc. Coperion is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc. Ms. Ryan has held this role since June 2015. Prior to taking the position with Coperion, she was President of Batesville Casket Company, another subsidiary of Hillenbrand, Inc., since 2011. She was Group Vice President, Post Acute Care of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2011, including during a spin-off of the Hillenbrand entities. Prior to that she held various senior management positions within Hillenbrand Industries from 1989 to 2005. Ms. Ryan brings extensive knowledge of business-to-business products and services for a variety of global industries, manufacturing and sales operations, and proven leadership in the areas of finance, operations, logistics, information technology, costing and marketing. Her strategic planning and financial background, including a degree in accounting, provide keen insights to the Board.

Geoffrey Stringer

Mr. Geoffrey L. Stringer is an Independent Director of the company. Employment: Retired; Bank One Corporation, Executive Vice President, 2001-2003; CEO of Bank One Capital Corporation, responsible for over $10 billion in investment activities, 1994-2001; various other senior management positions at Bank One Corporation and at other banks acquired by Bank One Corporation; Bank One Corporation later merged with J.P. Morgan Chase; participates or has participated as a board member or trustee for several nonprofit organizations. Skills, experience and qualifications: significant experience with strategic planning, corporate governance, financial management, capital personnel management, capital markets and private financing as well as a wide variety of large scale capital investments. Has also served on our Compensation and Governance Committee and the Audit Committee of another publicly traded entity and has been certified as a board fellow by the NACD. Mr. Stringer’s experiences throughout his career in the financial industry and as an executive of a large public company in the banking industry provide essential skills and expertise for the finance, accounting, capital investment and credit aspects of our business. He also has a deep understanding of corporate governance and the workings of a board, including the needs of audit and compensation committees. His knowledge of the Company and our business, corporate governance practices and culture are also important contributions to the Board.

Dennis Gerber