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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Dennis

64 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mimi Vaughn

51 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Roger Sisson

54 2006 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

David Baxter

51 2016 Senior Vice President

Jonathan Caplan

64 2003 Senior Vice President

Parag Desai

43 2015 Senior Vice President - Strategy and Shared Services

Paul Williams

63 2006 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Matthew Johnson

53 2011 Vice President, Treasurer

Joanna Barsh

65 2013 Independent Director

Leonard Berry

1999 Independent Director

Marjorie Bowen

53 2018 Independent Director

James Bradford

71 2005 Independent Director

Matthew Diamond

49 2001 Independent Director

Marty Dickens

70 2003 Independent Director

Thurgood Marshall

61 2012 Independent Director

Kathleen Mason

69 1996 Independent Director

Kevin McDermott

64 2016 Independent Director

Joshua Schechter

45 2018 Independent Director

David Tehle

61 2016 Independent Director

Claire McCall

Director - Corporate Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Dennis

Mr. Robert Jay Dennis is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Dennis joined Genesco in 2004 as chief executive officer of Hat World Corporation. Mr. Dennis was named senior vice president of the Company in June 2004 and executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2005, with oversight responsibility for all the Company’s operating divisions, and became a director of the Company in 2006. He was named president in 2006, chief executive officer in August 2008 and chairman in April 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dennis joined Hat World in 2001 from Asbury Automotive, where he was employed in senior management roles beginning in 1998. Mr. Dennis was with McKinsey & Company, an international consulting firm, from 1984 to 1997, becoming a partner in 1990. Mr. Dennis is also a director of CoreCivic Inc., a publicly-traded, full-service corrections management and real estate solutions provider, and HCA Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of health-care services. Mr. Dennis brings to his board service a knowledge of the Company’s business and responsibility for its strategic direction and operating performance, as well as a broad background in retailing.

Mimi Vaughn

Ms. Mimi Eckel Vaughn is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Vaughn joined the Company in September 2003 as vice president of strategy and business development. She was named senior vice president, strategy and business development in October 2006, senior vice president of strategy and shared services in April 2009 and senior vice president - finance and chief financial officer in February 2015. The Company has announced Ms. Vaughn will be named chief operating officer upon the appointment of her successor as chief financial officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Vaughn was executive vice president of business development and marketing, and acting chief financial officer from 2000 to 2001, for Link2Gov Corporation in Nashville. From 1993 to 1999, she was a consultant at McKinsey and Company in Atlanta.

Roger Sisson

Mr. Roger G. Sisson is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Sisson joined the Company in 1994 as assistant general counsel and was elected secretary in February 1994. He was named general counsel in January 1996, vice president in November 2003, and senior vice president in October 2006.

David Baxter

Mr. David E. Baxter is Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Baxter joined the Company in June 2016 as president and chief executive officer of the Lids Sports Group and a senior vice president of the Company. From 2014 until he joined the Company in 2016, Mr. Baxter was a business consultant specializing in sports licensing. From 2006 to 2014, he was president, Sports Licensed Division, adidas/Reebok. Mr. Baxter was named vice president, Sports Performance, adidas America in 2010.

Jonathan Caplan

Mr. Jonathan D. Caplan is Senior Vice President of the Company, Mr. Caplan rejoined the Company in 2002 as chief executive officer of the branded group and president of Johnston & Murphy and was named senior vice president of the Company in November 2003. Mr. Caplan first joined the Company in June 1982 and served as president of Genesco’s Laredo-Code West division from December 1985 to May 1992. After that time, Mr. Caplan was president of Stride Rite’s Children’s Group and then its Ked’s Footwear division, from 1992 to 1996. He was vice president, new business development and strategy, for Service Merchandise Corporation from 1997 to 1998. Prior to rejoining Genesco in October 2002, Mr. Caplan served as president and chief executive officer of Hi-Tec Sports North America beginning in 1998.

Parag Desai

Mr. Parag D. Desai is Senior Vice President - Strategy and Shared Services of the Company. Mr. Desai joined the Company in 2014 as senior vice president of strategy and shared services. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Desai spent 14 years with McKinsey and Company, including seven years as a partner. Previously, Mr. Desai also held business development and technology positions at Outpace Systems and Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Paul Williams

Mr. Paul D. Williams is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Williams joined the Company in 1977, was named director of corporate accounting and financial reporting in 1993 and chief accounting officer in April 1995. He was named vice president in October 2006.

Matthew Johnson

Mr. Matthew N. Johnson is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Johnson joined the Company in 1993 as manager, corporate finance and was elected assistant treasurer in December 1993. He was elected treasurer in June 1996. He was named vice president finance in October 2006 and renamed treasurer in April 2011 after a period of service as chief financial officer of one of the Company's divisions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Johnson was a vice president in the corporate and institutional banking division of The First National Bank of Chicago.

Joanna Barsh

Ms. Joanna Barsh is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Barsh joined Genesco’s board in 2013. She became a director emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, in March 2013, after more than 30 years with that firm, where she had been a senior partner since 1994. She is the author of several books. The board believes that Ms. Barsh’s expertise gained through more than three decades of helping management teams and boards identify market opportunities and chart and implement strategies provides valuable insight to Genesco’s board and management.

Leonard Berry

Dr. Leonard L. Berry, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the company. He is Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence, Regents Professor, Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Professor of Humanities in Medicine, Texas A&M University. Dr. Berry has been a professor of marketing at Texas A&M University since 1982. He is the founder of the Center for Retailing Studies, holds the M.B. Zale Chair in Retailing and Marketing Leadership at Texas A&M and is the author of numerous books. He is a director of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., a publicly-held home improvement retailer, and Darden Restaurants, Inc., a publicly-held casual dining restaurant company, and became a Genesco director in 1999.

Marjorie Bowen

Ms. Marjorie L. Bowen is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Bowen joined Genesco’s board in April 2018. Ms. Bowen was an investment banker with Houlihan Lokey from 1989 until 2007, serving as managing director since 1997. Ms. Bowen also has served as special independent director on the board of Illinois Power Generating Company (a subsidiary of Dynegy) since December 2013 and serves as a director for two privately held companies, SquareTwo Financial and OmniForce Holdings. Recently, Ms. Bowen served as the audit committee chair on the board of Hansen Medical, Inc. and previously served on the boards of six other public and private companies, including as a director of Global Aviation Holdings from 2008 to 2014 and as a director of The Talbots, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. The board views Ms. Bowen’s extensive experience advising public companies and background on other public and private company boards as beneficial to the board.

James Bradford

Mr. James W. Bradford, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bradford, who joined Genesco’s board in 2005, has served as lead independent director since June 2012. He was Dean and Ralph Owen Professor for the Practice of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management of Vanderbilt University from 2005 until his retirement in June 2013. He joined the Owen School faculty and administration in 2002. He was president and chief executive officer of United Glass Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and president and chief executive officer of AFG Industries, Inc. from 1992 to 1999, having joined that company in 1984 as general counsel after 11 years in private law practice. Mr. Bradford is a director of Granite Construction Incorporated, a publicly-held heavy civil contractor and construction materials producer, and a director and non-executive chairman of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., a publicly-held restaurant holding company. The board views Mr. Bradford’s extensive leadership experience at the university and in private industry as providing a significant perspective to the board and management.

Matthew Diamond

Mr. Matthew C. Diamond is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Diamond co-founded Alloy, Inc. in 1996, a privately-held marketing and media company focusing on the youth demographic through television, film, and digital media, which merged with Break Media in October 2013 to form Defy Media. He remains Chief Executive Officer of Defy Media, LLC. Mr. Diamond was a director of Alloy since its founding, and was named its chairman and chief executive officer in 1999. He has been a director of Genesco since 2001. The board considers Mr. Diamond’s experience in marketing to be a key demographic of the Company’s Journeys and Lids businesses, his knowledge of digital media and direct marketing, and his senior management experience to be important contributors to the effectiveness of Genesco’s board.

Marty Dickens

Mr. Marty G. Dickens serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Dickens, who joined Genesco’s board in 2003, retired from AT&T-Tennessee in 2007, after serving as its president for nine years. He held a number of positions with BellSouth/AT&T Corp. and its predecessors and affiliates since 1999, following more than six years as an executive vice president with BellSouth International. Mr. Dickens is also lead director of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc., a publicly-traded bank holding company, chairman of the board of Harpeth Companies, a privately-held investment banking, consulting, and ventures company, and a director of a number of charitable and community organizations. The board believes that Mr. Dickens’ experience in various positions with BellSouth and AT&T, including his international experience, and his extensive involvement in the Company’s headquarters community, Nashville, Tennessee, are beneficial to the board and to the Company.

Thurgood Marshall

Mr. Thurgood Marshall, Jr. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Marshall, who joined Genesco’s board in 2012, is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He also serves on the boards of CoreCivic Inc., a publicly-traded, full-service corrections management and real estate solutions provider, Ethics Compliance and Certification Institute, and the Ford Foundation. Mr. Marshall’s professional background includes service in all three branches of the federal government and in the private sector. Prior to joining a predecessor of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as a partner in 2001, he served in roles including Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary from 1997 to 2001, co-chair of the White House Olympic Task Force in connection with the 2002 Winter Olympics, director of legislative affairs and deputy counsel to the Vice President,

Kathleen Mason

Ms. Kathleen Mason is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Mason, who joined Genesco’s board in 1996, served as president and chief executive officer of Tuesday Morning Corporation, an operator of first-quality discount and closeout home furnishing and gift stores, from 2000 until June 2012. She was president and chief merchandising officer of Filene’s Basement, Inc. in 1999. She was president of the HomeGoods division of The TJX Companies, Inc., an apparel and home fashion retailer, from 1997 to 1999. She was employed by Cherry & Webb, a women’s apparel specialty chain, from 1987 until 1992, as executive vice president, then, until 1997, as chairman, president and chief executive officer. Her previous business experience includes senior management positions with retailers May Company, The Limited Inc. and the Mervyn’s Stores division of Dayton-Hudson Corp. (now Target Corporation). Ms. Mason has also served as a director of other national retailers. Ms. Mason’s senior executive and board experience with other national retail companies provide her with a valuable perspective on a number of issues directly relevant to the Company’s business.

Kevin McDermott

Mr. Kevin P. McDermott is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. McDermott retired as a partner of the international accounting firm KPMG LLP in 2013, after having been associated with the firm for 33 years in various capacities, including audit engagement partner, Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) reviewing partner, professional practice partner, and audit partner in the firm’s Office of General Counsel. He is a member of the board of directors and audit committee of Daktronics, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of electronic scoreboards and display systems, and has served on the boards of several community, arts and religious organizations. Mr. McDermott joined Genesco’s board of directors in 2016. The board considers Mr. McDermott’s broad exposure to many businesses and his knowledge of accounting, auditing, and public reporting gained in his career with KPMG to be valuable to the board and to the Company.

Joshua Schechter

Mr. Joshua E. Schechter is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Schechter joined Genesco’s board in April 2018. Mr. Schechter is currently chairman of the board of Support.com, Inc., a post he has held since June 2016. Mr. Schechter has also served as a director of Viad Corp., an S&P SmallCap 600 international experiential services company, since April 2015. From 2001 to June 2013, Mr. Schechter served as managing director of Steel Partners Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, and from 2008 to June 2013, Mr. Schechter served as co-president of Steel Partners Japan Asset Management, LP, a private company offering investment services. The board considers Mr. Schechter’s past and present investment experience valuable in the ability to assess Genesco’s current and future growth prospects.

David Tehle

Mr. David M. Tehle is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tehle, who joined Genesco’s board in 2016, retired in 2015 as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Dollar General Corporation, a publicly-traded retailer, where he had served in the senior finance role since 2004. Prior to Dollar General, he was chief financial officer of Haggar Corporation from 1997 to 2004, after having held finance positions at several companies, including Ryder System, Inc. and Texas Instruments Incorporated. He is a director of Jack in the Box, Inc, a publicly-traded restaurant company, US Foods Holding Corp., a publicly-traded food service distributor, National Vision, Inc., a discount eyewear company, and has been a director of various community organizations. The board believes that Mr. Tehle’s knowledge of finance and his experience as chief financial officer of a public company bring an important perspective to the board.

Claire McCall