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Theo Killion

Managing Partner, The Sierra Institute

tkillion@thesierrainstitute.com

Theo Killion is CEO of Zale Corporation, where he has held roles including President, Interim CEO and Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Legal and Corporate Strategy since 2008. Prior to that time, Killion was with the executive recruiting firm Berglass+Associates, specializing in companies in the retail, fashion and consumer goods industries. He was Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Tommy Hilfiger from 2004 to 2006, where he was responsible for global HR strategy and initiatives. From 1996 to 2004, Killion was Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Vice President of Human Resources for Merchandising and Design with The Limited Brands. He also held senior human resources roles at Macy’s and The Home Shopping Network. Killion holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English, and a Master of Education degree from Tufts University. He currently serves on the Zale Board of Directors, and is a Director of Jewelers of America.