Mr. Grumbacher served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bon-Ton from February 2005 to February 2012, when he was named Chairman in 2013. Mr. Grumbacher continues as Strategic Initiatives Officer. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bon-Ton from August 1991 to February 2005. He was Chief Executive Officer of Bon-Ton from 1985 to 1995 and in positions of senior management since 1977.
Executive Vice President, Navigant Consulting, Inc. Born 1965 Elected 2007
Ms. Baier has served as Executive Vice President, of Navigant Consulting, Inc., a specialized, global expert services firm, since February 25, 2013. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Central Parking System, Inc., a leading firm in parking management and marketing, from August 2011 to October 2012, having previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Baier was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Movie Gallery, Inc., a home entertainment specialty retailer, from July 2008 to February 2010. Ms. Baier served from 2006 until July 2008 as Chief Financial Officer of World Kitchen, LLC.
Managing Director - Finance and Administration, Franklin Square Capital Partners Born 1960 Elected 2002
Mr. Browne has served as Managing Director, Finance and Administration, of Franklin Square Capital Partners, a sponsor and distributor of investment products, since April 2012. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanta Corp., one of the nation’s largest credit card issuers in the small business market, from June 1998 to March 2011. In November 2009, Advanta Corp. filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Prior to that, Mr. Browne was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he was employed for more than 15 years.
Former Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Born 1943 Elected 1991
Mr. Gleim became the Company's Vice Chairman of the Board in November 2013. He had served as the Company's Lead Director from January 2010 to November 2013. He was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Bon-Ton from December 1995 to February 2002. From 1991 to December 1995 he was Senior Executive Vice President of Bon-Ton, and from 1989 to 1991 he was Executive Vice President of Bon-Ton.
Ms. Grumbacher has been employed by several national and regional firms in the retail and apparel industries, holding various management and sales positions of increasing responsibility throughout her career. Additionally, she has been actively involved in the ownership of a small retail operation and, most recently, the designing and manufacturing of a girls’ clothing line.
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Born 1966 Elected 2007
Mr. McCarty has served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources of Las Vegas Sands Corporation since September 2012. He had been Senior Vice President, Human Resources of The New York Times Company from December 2009 to September 2012. Prior to that, Mr. McCarty served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources of Readers Digest Association, Inc. from March 2008 to December 2009. From 2005 to February 2008, he served as Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Rite Aid Corporation
Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer & Retail of Lazard Born 1962 Elected 2014
Daniel T. Motulsky was a Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer & Retail of Lazard from 2000 to June 2014, having joined the firm in 1998. Lazard is a global financial advisory and asset management firm that engages in investment banking, asset management and other financial services primarily with institutional clients. Prior to his service with Lazard, Mr. Motulsky was a partner of Tanner & Co., Inc., a merchant banking and mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. He previously served as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers Inc and began his career as a software design engineer at VLSI Technology, Inc. Mr. Motulsky received a B.S. with Distinction in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University in 1985.
President of Echo Design Group Born 1949 Elected 2013
Mr. Sherman has been the President of Echo Design Group, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes accessories and home products, since 2010. From 2008 to 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, a retailer with over 600 retail locations in Canada and the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Sherman served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Polo Retail Group of Ralph Lauren Corporation, as Chief Executive Officer of Limited Stores and in positions of increasing responsibility for over thirty years with Federated Department Stores.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc. Born 1959 Elected 2013
Mr. Silverstein, 53, has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Spirit Holdings, Inc. since 2003. The company operates two main retail brands, Spencer Gifts and Spirit Halloween. Spencer Gifts is an iconic specialty retailer that focuses on delivering humor and entertainment products for its targeted customers, operating over 600 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Spencer Gifts serves individuals between the ages of 18 and 25. Spirit Halloween operates over 1,000 seasonal, mainly big box, Halloween stores throughout the United States and Canada. From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Silverstein served in positions of increasing responsibility at Linens ‘n Things, Inc., including President. Prior to that, Mr. Silverstein served as a Divisional Merchandise Manager of Bloomingdale’s, Inc. He began his retail career at Macy’s, Inc. in 1981. Mr. Silverstein received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Economics from Cornell University.