August 14, 2023 | 2:00PM ET
Clarence H. Smith, Chairman and CEO, Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
Clarence H. Smith is Chairman and CEO of Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc. He began his career with Havertys in the Management Training Program in 1973 and has served as Regional Manager of the Mid-South and Atlanta Region, Senior VP and General Manager of Stores, Chief Operating Officer as well as several other capacities at both the operational and corporate levels. He was named CEO in 2003 and served as President and CEO from 2003 until March 2021. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989 and named Chairman in 2012. Mr. Smith is a 1972 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in psychology. He attended the graduate program in psychology at Georgia State University and graduated from the Emory University Advanced Management Program. Mr. Smith also graduated from the Key Executive Program for the National Home Furnishings Association at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.Mr. Smith is a Director of Oxford Industries, Inc. and a Trustee of Marist School.
Cristina Fernandez, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, TAG
Cristina Fernández is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering the hardlines, discount, internet, sporting goods, and food retail sectors at TAG, with lead responsibility for sporting goods and the home furnishings sub-sector. Cristina has nearly 15 years of equity research experience. Prior to joining TAG in 2011, she worked at UBS as a member of its top-ranked Institutional Investor All-America US aerospace and defense equity research team. Earlier in her career, Cristina spent five years as an auditor and consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen.Ms. Fernández graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in business administration and received an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a concentration in finance and international business. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Series 7, 63, 86 and 87 licenses.