Dale C. Pond has served as a director since 2006. He retired in June 2005 as Senior Executive Vice President--Merchandising/Marketing after serving twelve years with Lowe's Companies, Inc., a home improvement retailer. Prior to joining Lowe's, he held a series of senior management positions at several retailers and home improvement companies including HQ/HomeQuarters Warehouse, Montgomery Ward and Payless Cashways. Mr. Pond also is a director of Bassett Furniture Industries Inc. and Home Safety Council. Mr. Pond serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees.