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The Buckle, Inc. (BKE)

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The Buckle, Inc.

2407 West 24th Street
Kearney, NE 68845-4915
United States
308 236 8491

Sector(s)Consumer Cyclical
IndustryApparel Retail
Full Time Employees2,800

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Dennis H. NelsonPres, CEO & Director7.28MN/A1950
Mr. Thomas B. HeacockSr. VP of Fin., Treasurer, CFO & Director1.94MN/A1978
Mr. Brett P. MilkieSr. VP of Leasing1.97MN/A1960
Ms. Kari G. SmithExec. VP of Stores & Director2.12MN/A1964
Mr. Robert M. CarlbergSr. VP of Men's Merchandising1.97MN/A1963
Ms. Brady M. Jenschke FritzSr. VP, Gen. Counsel, & Corp. Sec.N/AN/A1981
Ms. Michelle M. HoffmanSr. VP of SalesN/AN/A1962
Troy ForrestVP of MarketingN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Kelli D. MolczykSr. VP of Women's MerchandisingN/AN/A1979
Mr. Adam J. AkersonVP of Fin., Controller & Assistant TreasurerN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2021 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


The Buckle, Inc. operates as a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for young men and women in the United States. It markets a selection of brand name casual apparel, including denims, other casual bottoms, tops, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and footwear, as well as private label merchandise primarily comprising BKE, Buckle Black, Salvage, Red by BKE, Daytrip, Gimmicks, Gilded Intent, FITZ + EDDI, Willow & Root, Outpost Makers, Departwest, Reclaim, BKE Vintage, Nova Industries, J.B. Holt, and Veece. The company also provides services, such as hemming, gift-packaging, layaways, guest loyalty program, the Buckle private label credit card, and personalized stylist services, as well as special order system that allows stores to obtain requested merchandise from other company stores or its online order fulfillment center. As of March 11, 2022, it operated 440 retail stores in 42 states under the Buckle and The Buckle names. The Buckle, Inc. also sells its products through its website, The company was formerly known as Mills Clothing, Inc. and changed its name to The Buckle, Inc. in April 1991. The Buckle, Inc. was incorporated in 1948 and is headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska.

Corporate Governance

The Buckle, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of May 1, 2022 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 9; Board: 8; Shareholder Rights: 5; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.