Biography

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Kevin P. McDermott

Director since 2015, Audit Committee Chair
Kevin P. McDermott (61) was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2015.  Mr. McDermott joins the board of directors with 33 years of experience with the accounting firm of KPMG LLP, including audit engagement partner, SEC reviewing partner, professional practice partner, and in the firm’s Office of General Counsel. In addition to fulfilling professional obligations related to audits of financial statements and internal control over financial reporting, he assisted clients with financial and operational issues, acquisition due diligence, personnel performance, and corporate governance. In his capacity as SEC reviewing partner, Mr. McDermott performed concurring partner reviews of audits of financial statements and internal control over financial reporting for publicly held audit clients. While in the Office of General Counsel, he provided assistance on a privileged basis to the firm and outside counsel in various SEC and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board investigations and third party litigation matters. Although Mr. McDermott retired from KPMG LLP, he provides litigation support consulting services on a part time basis. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and New York and holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from South Dakota State University.  Mr. McDermott was appointed to the Board of Directors of Genesco, Inc effective February 1, 2016.  Mr. McDermott brings significant expertise in the area of financial and internal control reporting by publicly traded companies.  This expertise aligns with our responsibility and commitment to provide oversight for our shareholders and others relating to the integrity of our financial statements and related filings.