Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> May 17, 2004


SHANNON L. GREENE has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The Leather factory, Inc., since May 2000. She was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors in January 2001. Prior to May 2000, Ms. Greene served as the company's Controller and Assistant Controller from September 1997. From January 1996 until she joined TLF, she served as CFO/Controller for a venture capital group specializing in the computer industry in Dallas, Texas. From 1987 to 1995, she worked in public accounting. Ms. Greene received the Bachelor of Accountancy from New Mexico State University in 1987 and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1991. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and its Fort Worth chapter, the Fort Worth Association of Financial Professionals and the National Investor Relations Institute. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of the company

and a picture of the things you're doing at the present time.

Ms. Greene: The company was founded in 1980 by two