Lauren M. Hickman is Shareholder and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ms. Hickman is an experienced business and government professional. Prior to joining Guess & Co. Corporation, she has been employed with the Department of Social Services for a large county in North Carolina. Ms. Hickman has held many roles throughout her business career. She served as Corporate Vice-President and Special SecretaryTreasurer for a closely-held North Carolina company. She eventually became Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer before ending her tenure with that company. During her employment as Chief Administrative Officer, she was responsible for the completion of over $6 million in transactions and handled ongoing documentation related to acquisitions and corporate compliance. Ms. Hickman earned an Associate's degree in Applied Science and Office Administration from Forsyth Technical Community College. As ViceChairman, Ms. Hickman works with the Deputy Chairman to oversee the affairs of the Board of Directors, and she is a member of the Compensation Committee.