Academy Sports activities + Outdoor Appoints Theresa E. Palermo to its Board of Administrators


KATY, Texas, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. (“Academy” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ASO) today announced the appointment of , effective immediately Theresa E Palermo to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) and the Nominating and Governance Committee. With this change, the Academy Board now consists of nine Directors.

“Theresa is an experienced marketing and e-commerce retail executive with a track record of driving sales and traffic for both vertical and national brands, which will be of great value to the Academy and our Board as we enter tremendous growth enter,” she said Ken C Hicks, Academy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Ms. Palermo’s passion for the Academy brand coupled with her impressive background focused on omnichannel customer experience across all touchpoints will stand Academy in good stead as we continue to improve our targeted marketing efforts, grow our e-commerce business and expand our store base.”

Palermo has over 20 years of marketing experience with retail companies, as well as experience in digital retail and e-commerce. Since then, Ms. Palermo has served as Senior Vice President, Connected Commerce and Marketing at Signet Jewelers Limited October 2019. Ms. Palermo also served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for Neiman Marcus Group, Inc August 2017 until October 2019. Ms. Palermo also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Vera Bradley Inc April 2015 until August 2017. Ms. Palermo has held other senior positions and roles at Fossil Group Inc., Collective Brands, Inc., The Timberland Company, Polaroid Corporation and United Communications Group Limited. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Simmons University.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy is a leading full-line retailer of sporting goods and outdoor recreation in The United States. Originally established in 1938 as a family business Texas, Academy has grown to 260 stores in 16 states. Academy’s mission is to provide “Fun for All,” and Academy delivers on that mission with a localized merchandising strategy and value proposition that creates a strong connection with a broad spectrum of consumers. Academy’s product range focuses on the key categories Outdoor, Apparel, Footwear and Sports & Leisure, through both leading national brands and a portfolio of private labels. Visit for more information.

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