Executive Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Jay L. Schottenstein

Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Sujatha Chandrasekaran
Independent Director

Chief Information Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Member of the Audit Committee

Suja has been a Director of the Company since March 2018. She has served as Chief Information Officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, one of the world’s leading consumer packaged goods businesses, since May 2016. Prior to that time, Suja served as Senior Vice President, Global Chief Technology and Chief Data Officer of Walmart Stores Inc. from January 2012 to February 2016 and as Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer at The Timberland Company from January 2010 to January 2012. Prior, she held various C-level roles leading technology at PepsiCo and Nestle.

Suja holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras, India and a Master of Business Systems from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has executive development education from London Business School. With more than 25 years of experience in technology and leadership roles, Suja brings vast information and digital technology expertise and a wealth of leadership experience in the global retail and consumer industries to the Board.

Thomas R. Ketteler
Independent Director

Member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

Tom has been a Director of the Company since February 2011. Prior to his retirement from SSC, a private company, in 2005, Tom served as Chief Operating Officer since 1995, as Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from 1981, and as a director since 1985. Prior to SSC, he was a partner in the firm of Alexander Grant and Company, Certified Public Accountants. Tom currently provides consulting services to SSC and served as a consultant to the Board from 2003 until June 2010.

He holds a BA in Accounting from Thomas More College and is a Certified Public Accountant. Tom provides expertise in financial and accounting issues and his historical experience with the Company is invaluable to the Board.

Other Public Company Board Service: Tom previously served on the Company’s Board from 1994 to 2003 and on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chair of Encompass Group, Inc. from 2007 to 2011.

Cary D. McMillan
Independent Director

True Partners Consulting, LLC

Chair of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

Cary has been a Director of the Company since June 2007. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of True Partners Consulting, LLC, a professional services firm providing tax and other financial services, since December 2005. From October 2001 to April 2004, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel. Cary served as Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation, a branded consumer packaged goods company, from January 2000 to April 2004. From November 1999 to December 2001, he served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Sara Lee Corporation. Prior, Cary served as an audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP.

He holds a BS from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant. Cary brings to the Board demonstrated leadership abilities as a Chief Executive Officer and an understanding of business, both domestically and internationally. His experience as a former audit partner also provides him with extensive knowledge of financial and accounting issues. Cary’s service on other public boards also provides knowledge of best practices.

Other Public Company Board Service: Cary also serves on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Finance Committee of Hyatt Corporation since 2013. He was formerly on the Board of Directors of McDonald’s Corporation from 2003 to May 2015, Hewitt Associates, Inc. from 2002 to 2010 and Sara Lee Corporation from 2000 to 2004.

Janice E. Page
Independent Director

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Member of the Audit and Compensation Committees

Janice has served as a Director of the Company since June 2004. Prior to her retirement in 1997, Janice spent 27 years in apparel retailing holding numerous merchandising, marketing and operating positions with Sears Roebuck & Company,(“Sears”) including Group Vice President from 1992 to 1997. While at Sears, Janice oversaw men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, as well as athletic footwear and accessories, among other responsibilities.

She holds a BA from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Page has extensive knowledge of the apparel retail industry and brings in-depth experience across diverse consumer product categories as well as retail operations. Her service on other public company boards allows her to provide the Board of Directors with a variety of perspectives on corporate governance issues.

Other Public Company Board Service: Janice served as a Director and Compensation Committee Chair of R.G. Barry Corporation from 2000 to 2014. She served as a Director and Nominating and Governance Committee Chair of Hampshire Group, Limited from 2009 to 2011. She was formerly on the Board of Kellwood Company and served on the Executive Committee and as Compensation Committee Chair from 2000 to 2008. Janice also served from 2001 to 2004 as Trustee of Glimcher Realty Trust.

David M. Sable
Independent Director

Member of the Audit Committee
Y&R

David has served as a Director of the Company since June 2013. He also serves as Global Chief Executive Officer of Y&R, one of the world’s largest marketing communications agencies (consisting of Y&R Advertising, VML, Bravo and Iconmobile) and a member of UK-based WPP Group, since February 2011. Prior to that time, he served at Wunderman, Inc., a leading customer relationship manager and digital unit of WPP Group, as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from August 2000 to February 2011. David was a Founding Partner and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Genesis Direct, Inc. from June 1996 to September 2000.

He attended New York University and Hunter College. He serves on the U.S. Fund for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF’s) National Board and is a Vice Chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Executive Board of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and also sits on the Board of the Christopher Reeve Foundation. With more than 30 years of experience in digital leadership and marketing communications, David brings to the Board his strategic insight and ability to connect talent across marketing disciplines and geographies.

Noel J. Spiegel
Lead Independent Director

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

Noel has served as a Director of the Company since June 2011. He was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he practiced from September 1969 until his retirement in May 2010. In his over 40 year career at Deloitte, he served in numerous management positions, including as Deputy Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee, Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Transaction Assurance practice, Global Offerings and IFRS practice and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice (Northeast Region), and as Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte’s New York Office.

He holds a BS from Long Island University and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Noel provides expertise in public company accounting, disclosure and financial system management to the Board and more specifically to the Audit Committee.

Other Public Company Board Service: Noel also has served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of vTv Therapeutics Inc. since 2015 and on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, Credit Committee and Finance and Investment Committee of Radian Group, Inc. since 2011. He was formerly on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of Vringo, Inc. from 2013 to 2016.