Sean M. Georges, J.D., LL.M., currently serves as In-House Counsel, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Directors, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Shoe Carnival, Inc., a publicly-traded national retailer with over 415 stores in 35 states and Puerto Rico, headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. In 1983, Sean graduated with Distinction (English Honors) from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, where he served as the Vice Chair of the Brigade Honor Committee. Sean accepted a Commission as a Marine Corps Officer, and while on Active Duty with the Marines, was one of ten Marine Officers selected to attend Law School under the Funded Law Education Program. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989, and in 1993 earned a Master of Laws degree from The Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army at the University of Virginia.
During his 13 years on Active Duty as a Marine Corps Officer, Sean served in numerous positions of responsibility with units from North Carolina to Okinawa. As a Marine Judge Advocate, he served as Senior Trial Counsel and Senior Defense Counsel, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, and as Senior Judge Advocate for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).
Prior to joining Shoe Carnival in 1999, Sean worked as a senior litigation associate at law firms in Evansville, Indiana, with a focus on business, employment, and labor law. He is admitted to practice in courts in Indiana, Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Sean is a frequent speaker on leadership, employment law, and human resources issues, and serves on numerous non-profit boards in the local community.