John H Marmaduke, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Marmaduke has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since July 1976 and as Chairman of the Board since October 1993. Mr. Marmaduke served as President of the Company’s former parent company, Western Merchandisers, Inc. (“Western”), from 1982 through June 1994, including the years 1991 through 1994 when Western was a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Mr. Marmaduke also serves on the board of directors of the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association. Mr. Marmaduke has been active in the entertainment retailing industry with the Company and its predecessor company for over 30 years.
Alan Van Ongevalle, Senior Vice President of Merchandising
Mr. Van Ongevalle has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since February 2013. From February 2007 to February 2013, Mr. Ongevalle served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising. From February 2005 until February 2007, Mr. Van Ongevalle served as Chief Information Officer, and from February 2003 until February 2005, Mr. Van Ongevalle served as Vice President of Information Technology and Distribution. From August 2002 to February 2003, Mr. Van Ongevalle served as Vice President of Marketing and Distribution. From May 2000 to August 2002, Mr. Van Ongevalle served as Vice President of Marketing. From August 1999 to May 2000, Mr. Van Ongevalle served as the Senior Director of Marketing and as Director of Advertising from September 1998 to August 1999. Mr. Van Ongevalle joined Hastings in November 1992 and held various store operation management positions including Store Manager, District Leader, and Director of New Stores through September 1998.
Dan Crow, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Crow has served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since October 2000. From July of 2000 to October 2000, Mr. Crow served as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Crow is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.
Phil McConnell, Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager
Mr. McConnell has served as Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager, responsible for Music, Trends, Consumables, Distribution and Inventory Management, since June 2006. Mr. McConnell most recently served for nine years as Vice President of Merchandising, VMI Services for Alliance Entertainment Corporation (AEC), the largest wholesale distributor of prerecorded music and movies in the nation. Previously, Mr. McConnell served in senior merchandising positions with Best Buy and Circuit City.