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David S. Deason became Vice President of Barnes & Noble Development in January 1997.  The Barnes & Noble Development Group has been responsible for the site locations, designs, and construction of more than 700 Barnes & Noble superstores.  Mr. Deason identified and approved the sites, and helped manage the negotiation of leases and the construction process for more than 500 of these state-of-the-art stores.

Mr. Deason joined Barnes & Noble in January 1990 as a Director of Real Estate. Previously, he was a Director of Real Estate for S&A Restaurant Corporation, a national restaurant chain, which he joined in 1980.

Mr. Deason attended the University of Texas at Dallas.  He serves as a board member of Creative Learning 4 Kids, a non-profit educational charity which provides tutorial services and mentoring for children.  He resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and three daughters.