Ramona Palmer-Eason, currently serves as Group Counsel-Global Employment & Litigation for Payless Inc. Ramona has served as a trusted legal advisor and strategic business partner for all levels of management of Payless for over 19 years with a primary focus in the areas of Employment, Benefits, Executive Compensation and Litigation. During her tenure, she has served in various roles including as Assistant Secretary and officer of various legal entities. Ramona has also served as the leader of the Law Department as well as Head of the Human Resources globally for the Company and was a member of the Company’s cross functional Crisis Management Team and Policy Council. Ramona is also a founding member of Payless Inc.’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and is a past and repeated recipient of the Company’s Pinnacle Award for Leadership and Strategic Partnership. Prior to joining Payless, Ramona served as a labor relations specialist and labor negotiator for the State of Iowa. Ramona received her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Drake University and her Juris Doctorate from the Drake University Law School.