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Leadership Team




Daniel R. Feehan
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Daniel R. Feehan joined Cash America in June of 1988 as Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration, where he assisted the President in establishing financial and strategic objectives, as well as operating policies and procedures to ensure attainment of corporate objectives. Dan served as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1990 until February 2000, except for a brief period from February 1998 through February 1999 when he served as Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of one of the company's subsidiaries.


    Since 2000, Dan has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company and provides overall strategic and operational direction for the company. Dan also serves as a director and works closely with the board of directors to develop policies and procedures regarding the overall direction of the business.


    In addition to serving on the board of directors for Cash America, Dan serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board for RadioShack Corporation. He also sits on the board for companies such as AZZ incorporated, Calloway’s Nursery, Inc. and Williamson Dickie Mfg. Co. Dan remains active in his community serving on charitable boards including Safe City Commission and the Lena Pope Home Foundation.


    Dan is a 1972 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a bachelor’s in accounting. In 2006, the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University awarded Dan with the Outstanding Alumni Award. Additionally, Dan is a past recipient of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Dan is a past member of the Young Presidents' Organization and a current member of the World Presidents' Organization.




Thomas A. Bessant, Jr.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

    Thomas A. Bessant, Jr., joined Cash America in May 1993 as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer and was elected Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer in July 1997. The following year, Tom took on his current role as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where he is responsible for the public communication and reporting of the financial results and performance of the company, corporate finance strategy and implementation, investor relations activities and other financial oversight duties.


    Prior to joining the company, Tom served in senior and executive management roles at Arthur Andersen & Co. in Dallas, and in the Corporate Banking Division of NCNB Texas, N.A.


    Tom is active in his community, serving on the board of the Fort Worth chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for seven years, as well as Fort Worth Sister Cities and Shakespeare Festival of Dallas.


    Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and accounting from Texas Tech University, as well as a Master of Business Administration in finance from Vanderbilt University.




    J. Curtis Linscott
    EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL
    AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

      J. Curtis Linscott became Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Cash America in May 2006, where he currently oversees all legal functions of the company. Curtis joined the company in 1995, serving as Director—Associate General Counsel. He served as Vice President—Associate General Counsel from June 1997 to June 2005, at which time he took on the role of Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.


      Before joining the company, Curtis was in private law practice with Kelly, Hart & Hallman, P.C., in Fort Worth, Texas. He received a bachelor’s in marketing from Kansas State University and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.


      Curtis is the former president of the Camp Carter YMCA board of directors in Fort Worth, Texas, and volunteers at the First United Methodist Church of Arlington and the Arlington YMCA.





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