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Footstar names new nine-member Board of Directors

Feb '06
Discount footwear retailer Footstar Inc has announced a new nine-member Board of Directors and the appointment of Jeffrey Shepard as President and CEO following the company's emergence from its Chapter 11 reorganization on February 6th 2006.

The Footstar Board now includes the following members:

-- Jonathan Couchman, Chairman of the Board of Footstar and Managing Member of Couchman Capital LLC, an investment management company

-- Jeffrey Shepard, President and CEO of Footstar

-- Eugene Davis, Chairman and CEO of PIRINATE Consulting Group, a strategic advisory firm

-- Adam Finerman, Partner with the law firm Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP

-- Alan Kelly, President of Alan Kelly & Associates, a consulting firm serving the retail industry

-- Gerald Kelly, Jr., formerly a Senior Executive with Sears, Roebuck & Co and currently Interim CIO for United Airlines

-- Michael O'Hara, President of Consensus Advisors LLC and formerly a MD of Financo Inc, an investment banking and advisory firm with expertise in the retail industry

-- George Sywassink, Chairman and CEO of Standard Holding Company, a distribution concern serving the retail industry

-- Alan Weinstein, formerly Chairman and CEO of Casual Male Inc, a specialty retailer

The members of the company's Audit Committee are Alan Kelly, who is Chairman, Eugene Davis and Alan Weinstein. The members of the company's Corporate Governance Committee are Jonathan Couchman, who is Chairman, Adam Finerman and Gerald Kelly. The members of the company's Compensation Committee are Michael O'Hara, who is Chairman, Jonathan Couchman and George Sywassink.

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