Mr. Levine has been a director since 2010. Mr. Levine has been an Independent Management Advisor from 1995 to present. Previously at Fostin Capital Corp., a venture capital investment management company, he held the position of Executive Vice President from 1982 to 1999. Prior experience includes Vice President of Foster Industries, Inc., a private investment company, from 1982 to 1994, and the corporate law firm of Berkman Ruslander Pohl Lieber & Engel from 1974 to 1982, where he was a Partner of the firm from 1980 to 1982. Mr. Levine has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
Mr. Levine brings experience in general management, business, and legal matters to the Board.
Ms. Bottie has been a director since 2003. Ms. Bottie was formerly a Motorola Inc. Vice President holding positions in general management, marketing, and training and education. During Ms. Bottie’s tenure from 1983 to 2007, she led a division of Motorola in the North America Enterprise and Canadian Government markets, directing all sales, field engineering and system integration personnel. Ms. Bottie also led the marketing organization for a $3 billion sector of the company. She was recognized for the creation of an award-winning sector-level crisis simulation program, global ethics program and leadership resulting in the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Ms. Bottie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin.
Ms. Bottie brings expertise in general management, global operations, marketing, and human resources to the Board.
Mr. Creekmuir has been a director since 2019. He is the principal owner and President of Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, a global executive search firm, and has served in that capacity since December 2015. Mr. Creekmuir has been the partial owner of Iconics Decor, LLC since October 2017, and became sole owner in June 2020.
He is a director of Party City Holdco Inc., the leading party goods and Halloween specialty retailer by revenue in North America and the world’s largest vertically integrated supplier of decorated party goods, since March 2016; he is also Chair of its Audit Committee and member of its Restructuring Committee. Mr. Creekmuir served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of private equity-owned Simmons Bedding Company from 2000 to 2011, and publicly traded LADD Furniture, Inc., a furniture manufacturer, from 1992 to 2000. His earlier years were spent with KPMG LLP, where he was a Partner and held responsibilities in both the United States and Ireland. Mr. Creekmuir has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Creekmuir brings experience in corporate finance, accounting, talent management, and the home furnishings industry to the Board.
Mr. Culbreth has been a director since 2021. Mr. Culbreth has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and director of American Woodmark Corporation, a publicly held cabinet manufacturer, since 2020. From 2014 to 2020, he served as American Woodmark’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to American Woodmark, Mr. Culbreth served as the Chief Financial Officer at Piedmont Hardware Brands, a provider of home improvement and hardware products, from 2013 to 2014, and held various finance-related roles at Newell Brands, Inc., a global consumer goods company, from 2007-2013. Mr. Culbreth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.
Mr. Culbreth brings experience in corporate finance, accounting, and public company executive leadership to the Board.
Ms. Dickson has been a director since 2021. Ms. Dickson served as President of Manitoba Harvest, a global company that manufactures and markets plant-based-protein foods and beverages, from 2019 to 2020. Prior to Manitoba Harvest, Ms. Dickson served as Senior Vice President for Mattel, Inc., a global learning, development, and play company, and President of its American Girl subsidiary from 2016 through 2018. Prior to Mattel, Ms. Dickson served as Chief Marketing Officer for News America Marketing, a consumer-focused marketing business, from 2015 to 2016. Prior to News America Marketing, Ms. Dickson served in increasingly responsible roles over more than 23 years at General Mills, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods. Her leadership there included Vice President, Marketing Excellence, and Vice President, Business Unit Director for global brands including Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, and Old El Paso. Ms. Dickson is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Black Rifle Coffee Company, where she serves as Lead Independent Director, Chair for the Compensation Committee, a member of the Nominating & Governance Committee, and as interim Chair of the Board of Directors. She was a member of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Board of Directors from 2018 to 2021. Ms. Dickson has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, and an MBA from UCLA. She served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where she achieved the rank of Captain.
Ms. Dickson brings expertise in driving growth through omnichannel and digital strategies, global expansion, brand revitalization, and innovation to the Board.
Mr. Dittmer has been a director since 2018. Mr. Dittmer joined the Board following his appointment to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in December 2018. During 2018, Mr. Dittmer was the Chief Executive Officer of Austin Business Furniture, a regional office furniture dealership. From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Dittmer served as Executive Vice President of HNI Corporation, a publicly traded office furniture manufacturer and the world’s leading hearth products company, and President of The HON Company, a large office furniture designer and manufacturer serving independent dealers, wholesalers and national suppliers. In these roles he drove overall strategy to transform go-to-market capabilities, including its e-commerce initiatives, which resulted in significant profitable sales growth.
Previously, Mr. Dittmer held several leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer at HNI Corporation, from 1991 to 2008. As Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for HNI’s domestic and international finance, accounting, treasury, tax, enterprise risk management, internal audit, and information technology. He also played an instrumental role in accelerating the company’s growth rate through acquisitions in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Dittmer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Iowa State University and has completed executive education programs at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.
Mr. Dittmer brings more than 30 years of experience in the furniture industry, including top leadership positions overseeing corporate operations, planning, acquisitions, and finance to the Board.
Mr. Kaness has been a director since 2019. Mr. Kaness is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Goodwillfinds eCommerce, Inc., as of September 2022 – the social enterprise is comprised of a re-commerce technology platform and secondhand marketplace under license from Goodwill Industries International, Inc.® Previously, he was a member of the US Advisory Board of Afterpay, Ltd., a global technology-driven payments company (and now subsidiary of Block Inc.), from 2018 to 2022. Mr. Kaness served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc., a clothing manufacturer and marketer, from September 2019 to August 2020 and as Executive Chairman from January 2020 to August 2020. On July 3, 2020, Lucky Brand filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws, and on August 12, 2020, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the purchase of Lucky Brand by SPARC Group LLC. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ModCloth, Inc., a fashion e-commerce company, from 2015 to 2017, which was sold to Walmart. From 2017 to 2018, Mr. Kaness was an officer in Walmart’s US e-commerce division. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Urban Outfitters, Inc., an international fashion and lifestyle omni-channel retailer. Mr. Kaness holds a BS-Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Mr. Kaness brings experience in corporate development, general management, e-commerce and digital transformation to the Board.
Ms. McGovern has been a director since 2022. Ms. McGovern is a retired partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international firm that provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services. During her tenure from 1980 to 2020, she had leadership responsibilities over audits of global companies in a wide range of industries and demonstrated expertise in financial reporting and internal controls. She also has significant experience with strategic acquisitions and divestitures, initial public offerings, and debt financing and refinancing transactions. Ms. McGovern is a director and chair of the audit committee and member of the nominating and corporate governance committee of Huntsman Corporation, a Fortune 500 differentiated chemical manufacturer headquartered in Houston, Texas. Ms. McGovern has also served on several not-for-profit boards. Ms. McGovern has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Syracuse University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and Washington.
Ms. McGovern brings 40 years of audit and advisory experience to the board, as well as corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards, including audit committees.