Ken Hicks serves as the Chairman of the Board and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Academy Sports + Outdoors, roles he has held since May 2018. Mr. Ken previously served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Foot Locker. Prior to joining Foot Locker, he held senior positions at J.C. Penney Company, Inc., Payless ShoeSource, Home Shopping Network, May Department Stores Company, and McKinsey & Company. Currently, Ken serves on the board of directors of Avery Dennison Corporation. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors and its Compensation Committee of Whole Foods Market. He graduated from the United States Military Academy located in West Point, NY, and served in the U.S. Army. He also earned an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.