|Arnold H. Aronson|
Principal Director, Retail Strategies
Mr. Aronson has been a director of the Company since November 2001. Since November 2016, he has been a Principal Director of Retail Strategies of Kurt Salmon, a part of Accenture plc’s retail industry consulting practice, specializing in providing consulting services to retail and consumer products companies. Prior to that, he had served as Managing Director, Retail Strategies at Kurt Salmon since 1997. In his career, Mr. Aronson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, Inc., The Batus Retail Group (the then parent entity of, among others, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Fields and Kohl’s) and subsequently, Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker. Mr. Aronson currently serves as a member of the board of trustees, and its executive committee, of The New School University and is a member of the board of governors and former Chairman of its Parsons School of Design.