WHO WE ARE


NORMAN MATTHEWS | Independent Director since 2009

Mr. Matthews currently serves as our Chairman of the Board and as a member of our Compensation Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. Prior to his retirement in 1988, Mr. Matthews served as President of Federated Department Stores. He earned an MBA from the Harvard University Graduate Business School.

JOSEPH ALUTTO | Independent Director since 2008

Dr. Alutto currently serves as the Chair of our Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and is the Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior - Emeritus at The Ohio State University.

JOHN E. BACHMAN | Independent Director since 2016

Mr. Bachman currently serves as the Chair of our Audit Committee, and prior to his retirement in 2015, Mr. Bachman was a partner at the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He earned his MBA from the Harvard University Graduate Business School.

Mr. Bachman qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under applicable SEC rules.

MARLA MALCOM BECK | Independent Director since 2015

Ms. Beck currently serves as a member of our Audit Committee and is the Chief Executive Officer of Bluemercury, a retailer and online seller of upscale beauty products and spa services, which she founded in 1999. She earned her MBA and MPA from Harvard University.

ELIZABETH BOLAND | Independent Director since 2019

Ms. Boland currently serves as a member of our Audit Committee and is the Chief Financial Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., a United States-based child-care provider and the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and is a CPA.

Ms. Boland qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under applicable SEC rules.

JANE ELFERS | Director since 2010

Ms. Elfers became our President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. Ms. Elfers formerly served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lord & Taylor from May 2000 through September 2008. She is a graduate of Bucknell University where she earned a degree in Business Administration and currently serves on the Board of Trustees and is the Chair of their Nominating & Governance Committee.

JOSEPH GROMEK | Independent Director since 2011

Mr. Gromek currently serves as the Chair of our Compensation Committee. Prior to his retirement in 2012, Mr. Gromek served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Warnaco Group, Inc.

ROBERT L. METTLER | Independent Director since 2015

Mr. Mettler currently serves as a member of our Compensation Committee. Prior to his retirement in 2009, he was President of Special Projects at Macy’s as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macy’s West.

DEBBY REINER | Independent Director since 2019

Ms. Reiner serves as a member of our Audit Committee. She is Chief Executive Officer of Grey New York, one of the world’s top advertising and marketing organizations, at Grey Global Group Inc. Ms. Reiner graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.