This excerpt taken from the DKS DEF 14A filed Apr 25, 2005.
The Board unanimously recommends that the stockholders vote For the persons nominated by the Board as Class C Directors.
Other Directors Not Standing for Election at this Meeting. Other than the current nominees, the four (4) remaining members of the Board of Directors who served during fiscal 2004 will continue to serve as members of our Board. Our other Directors who will serve after the 2005 annual meeting are:
Emanuel Chirico, 47, has served on the Board since December 2003. Since 1999, Mr. Chirico has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (apparel and footwear listed on the NYSE) and effective on June 14, 2005 Mr. Chirico will become Phillips-Van Heusens President and Chief Operating Officer and a nominee as a candidate for its Board of Directors. From 1993 until 1999, Mr. Chirico was Phillips-Van Heusen Corporations controller. Prior to that, he was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Chiricos current term of office as a Class B Director expires at the 2007 annual meeting.
Walter Rossi, 62, has served on the Board since 1993. In 2004, Mr. Rossi became a director of Guitar Center, Inc. (a retailer of musical instruments listed on Nasdaq). Mr. Rossi formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of Naartjie Custom Kids, Inc. (a childrens apparel retailer), Chief Executive Officer of Home Express (a retailer of home furnishings), Chairman of the Retail Group at Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (apparel and footwear company listed on the NYSE) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mervyns (a department store chain). Mr. Rossis current term of office as a Class B Director expires at the 2007 annual meeting.
William J. Colombo, 49, became our President and a board member in 2002 in addition to being Chief Operating Officer. From late in 1998 to 2000, Mr. Colombo served as President of dsports.com LLC, our internet commerce subsidiary. Mr. Colombo served as Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Vice President from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Colombo joined us in 1988. From 1977 to 1988, he held various field and district positions with J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (a retailing company listed on the NYSE). He is also on the board of directors of Gibraltar Industries (a leading processor, manufacturer and provider of high value-added, high margin steel products and services listed on Nasdaq). Mr. Colombos term as a Class A Director expires at the 2006 annual meeting.
David I. Fuente, 59, has served on the Board since 1993. Mr. Fuente is currently a member of the board of Office Depot, Inc. (an office supply retailer listed on the NYSE) and was Chairman of Office Depot from 1987 to 2001 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 2000. He currently serves as a director for Ryder System, Inc. (a truck leasing and logistics company listed on the NYSE). Mr. Fuentes term as a Class A Director expires at the 2006 annual meeting.