Willie L. Guess is Co-Founder, Principal Shareholder and Chairman of The Guess Corporation Holding Co., Inc. Mr. Guess has over 40 years of business experience. He began his career in retail management. Mr. Guess entered the automotive sales business and consistently outperformed his peers in annual volume both regionally and nationally. In addition to the company, Mr. Guess is a trusted adviser as a board member and principal. Mr. Guess is Deputy Chairman of The Guess Construction Company, Ltd., a subsidiary of the company and a joint venture between the company and a licensed general contractor firm. He is Principal at Guess & Co. Corporation, a global stewardship solutions company with energy, real estate, technology and health care businesses serving communities, companies and governments. As Chairman of The Guess Corporation Holding Co., Inc., Mr. Guess oversees the Board of Directors and ensures effective governance of the company. Mr. Guess is a member of the Audit Committee and the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
Jerry D. Guess is Principal Founder, Senior Deputy Chairman and President of The Guess Corporation Holding Co., Inc. Mr. Guess has over 20 years of business experience and has owned businesses as a serial entrepreneur since he was 13 years old. As a convicted felon, Mr. Guess understands the importance of second chances. It was because of his personal experience with the federal prison system that he decided to reorganize the company into a for-profit social enterprise to provide opportunities for individuals with criminal records as well as those with disabilities or welfare recipients. Mr. Guess vowed to engage in businesses that make a positive impact on society. He is Chairman of The Guess Construction Company, Ltd., a joint venture between the company and a licensed general contractor firm. He is Chairman ofT.G.C. Asset Management, Ltd. a liquidity solutions firm that provides business brokerage, strategic advisory and facilitates liquidations of inventory, equipment and real estate. Mr. Guess is also Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Guess & Co. Corporation, a global stewardship solutions company with energy, real estate, technology and health care businesses that partner with communities, companies and governments to improve lives. He is Chairman and President of Good People Telecom Corporation. As Senior Deputy Chairman and President, Mr. Guess works closely with the Chairman and fellow directors to ensure appropriate governance of the company. Mr. Guess is Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Kyra A. Anderson is Principal Shareholder and Vice-Chairman of The Guess Corporation Holding Co., Inc. Ms. Anderson is an experienced entrepreneur and business professional. She joined the company initially through its sub-parent as Secretary and Treasurer, she was promoted to Vice-Chairman and Managing Director. She served as Senior Vice-Chairman of The Guess Construction Company, Ltd., a joint venture between the company and a licensed general contractor firm. Prior to this company, Ms. Anderson served as Vice-President, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer at Guess & Co. Corporation where she handled corporate administration, corporate accounting and corporate affairs. In addition to her management positions, Ms. Anderson is an independent music artist and a model. She has leveraged her entertainment background to help the company in developing its entertainment businesses. As Vice-Chairman, Ms. Anderson helps to oversee the Board of Directors and is liaison between the Board and shareholders of the company.
Lauren M. Hickman is Shareholder and Lead Director of The Guess Corporation Holding Co., Inc. Ms. Hickman has many years of private sector and public sector experience. She began her career working in company administration. She joined the company initially as Corporate Vice-President for a predecessor organization and was promoted to Senior Executive Vice-President, Chief Administrative Officer, Secretary and Treasurer and eventually became Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors. As Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Hickman was responsible for developing corporate budgets and corporate planning. Ms. Hickman has extensive public sector experience having through her employment with one of the largest social service departments in North Carolina. She understands firsthand the challenges that disadvantaged individuals face, as she has worked tirelessly to help them with government assistance programs. Ms. Hickman returned to the company after serving as Vice-Chairman of Guess & Co. Corporation, a global stewardship solutions company with energy, real estate, technology and health care businesses. As Lead Director, Ms. Hickman is responsible for evaluating the Board's performance in discharging effective governance. Ms. Hickman is Chairman of the Audit Committee. She is also oversees the company's two private charitable foundations.
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