Cathy R. Gates has served as a member of Tempur Sealy International’s Board of Directors since July 2018. Prior to her retirement in June 2017, Ms. Gates served as an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 2008 until 2017, she served as the Managing Partner of that office. Ms. Gates began working at Ernst & Young LLP in 1986, and during her tenure there worked with both public and privately-held clients throughout the southwestern United States in the retail/consumer products, transportation, manufacturing and contract drilling industries. Ms. Gates’ areas of expertise include working with internal audit departments, coordinating financial statement audits, accounting and financial reporting. She currently serves on the Tulsa Area United Way Board of Directors and the Walton College of Business Dean’s Executive Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas. She previously served on the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Tulsa Komen Race for the Cure Board of Directors. Ms. Gates holds a Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. Ms. Gates brings a wealth of experience in auditing, accounting and financial reporting to the Company’s Board of Directors through her past experience gained as an Assurance and Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP.