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Biography PhotoStan A. Askren
Director

Mr. Stan A. Askren, age 55, has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HNI Corporation since 2004 and the President of HNI Corporation since 2003. Prior to his appointment as President of HNI Corporation, he has served in various roles at HNI Corporation including human resources, marketing, operations and general management. Prior to HNI Corporation, Mr. Askren served in multiple executive and general management positions at Emerson Electric Company and Thomson SA. Mr. Askren has been a director of HNI Corporation since 2003 and of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. since 2008 and served as a director of Arctic Cat Inc. from 2012 to 2014.

Mr. Askren graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with highest honors with a degree in Business Administration and received a Master of Business Administration from Washington University where he received the Hiram and Mary Neuwoehner award for academic excellence. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University in 1995.

Mr. Askren serves on the Business Industry Furniture Association and is a past chair. He serves on the Iowa Business Council and is a past chair. He also serves on the Washington University Olin School of Business Advisory Council and is currently serving his second term on the Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress Board, appointed by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.