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Board of Directors

The Stein Mart board of directors strives to provide Company oversight distinguished by the highest integrity. Our Board is comprised of experienced, insightful business leaders who regularly engage management and provide valuable direction for the future. I am particularly proud that eight of our eleven board members are independent, and that all the members of our Audit Committee are both independent and financial experts as defined by Nasdaq®. We remain committed to creating and enhancing shareholder value for all Stein Mart shareholders.   –Jay Stein

Jay Stein
1968
Chairman of the Board of the Company since 1989

Former Chief Executive Officer of the Company from June 2013 to March 2016, interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2011 to June 2013 and Chief Executive Officer from 1990 to September 2001.

John H. Williams Jr.
1984
Vice Chairman of the Board since February 2003

Former Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company

D. Hunt Hawkins
2016
Chief Executive Officer
Irwin Cohen
2007
Senior Advisor with Peter J. Solomon

Company Former Global Managing Partner of the Retail and Consumer Products Services Practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP

Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Thomas L. Cole
2016
Partner in Kurt Salmon

Former Chief Administrative Officer of Macy's Inc.

Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Timothy Cost
2016
President of Jacksonville University

Former Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, of PepsiCo, Inc.

Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Lisa Galanti
2016
Director
Co-founder and former Managing Director of Fitzgerald & Co.
Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Mitchell W. Legler Esq.
1991
General Counsel to the Company

Majority shareholder of Kirschner & Legler, P.A.

Richard L. Sisisky
2003
Lead Director

President of The Shircliff & Sisisky Company
Former President and Chief Operating Officer and Director of ParkerVision, Inc

Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
Burton M. Tansky
2014
Senior Advisor with Marvin Traub Associates

Former Chief Executive Officer and President of The Neiman Marcus Group

Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

Additional information regarding our Board of Directors can be found in our current Proxy Statement