Running Specialty Group Appoints Scott Goodmon, Vice President of Store Operations

DENVER--()--The Running Specialty Group (RSG), an operating segment of The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL), announced the appointment of Scott Goodmon as Vice President, Store Operations. Goodmon will lead the group’s nearly 800 associates serving the running community nationwide. He will report directly to Running Specialty Group President Bill Kirkendall.

“For the past 12 years, Scott has grown in store management positions with Finish Line, most recently as senior district sales manager in Orlando. He has provided great leadership and guidance during this tenure,” said Kirkendall. “This appointment through Running Specialty Group further illustrates our commitment to growing our brand experience as we strive to be the running specialty resource.”

“Scott has an extraordinary passion for serving the customer as well as those who work with him, and shares the same zest for running and fitness. He is an aspiring Ironman triathlete and has completed four Half Ironman races, 11 marathons and 25 half marathons.”

Goodmon began his career with Finish Line in 2002 and was responsible for driving profitable sales growth for the company as well as training and developing its talent. Goodmon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

About Running Specialty Group

The Running Specialty Group (RSG) is an operating segment of The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL). This includes 58 specialty running shops in 12 states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running Company, Roncker’s Running Spot, Running Fit and VA Runner banners. More information, including the particular states in which stores are located, is available at www.run.com. Follow RSG on Twitter at twitter.com/Run_Dot_Com and “like” RSG on Facebook at facebook.com/Run.com.

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Running Specialty Group
Media Contact:
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate Communications, 317-613-6577

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Running Specialty Group
Media Contact:
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate Communications, 317-613-6577