Academy Sports activities + Outside 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 Theresa E. Palermo to its board of directors (the “Board of Directors”), effective immediately. ) and Nominating and Governance Committee. With this change, the Academy Board now consists of nine Directors.

“Theresa is a seasoned marketing and e-commerce retail executive with a track record of growing sales and traffic for both vertical and national brands, which will be very valuable to the Academy and our board as we move into a tremendous growth phase,” said Ken C. Hicks. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Academy. “Ms. Palermo’s passion for the Academy brand, coupled with her impressive background focused on omnichannel customer experience across all touchpoints, will benefit Academy 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. Ms. Palermo has been with Signet Jewelers Limited since October 2019 as Senior Vice President, Connected Commerce and Marketing. Ms. Palermo also served as Senior Vice President, Marketing for Neiman Marcus Group, Inc. from August 2017 to October 2019. Palermo also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Vera Bradley Inc. from April 2015 to 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 has a Masters of Business Administration from Simmons University.

About Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy is a leading full-line athletic and outdoor recreation retailer in the United States. Originally founded as a family business in Texas in 1938, 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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