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Caleres names Michael Edwards President of Famous Footwear

Nov 12, 2020 United States
Caleres names Michael Edwards President of Famous Footwear
Michael Edwards will replace Molly Adams, who resigned her position, effective from the 20th of November onwards to pursue an opportunity outside the organization
Edwards joined Caleres in 2008, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Digital Commerce, Planning, Allocation and Stores. Prior to that he has held roles of increasing responsibility in Famous Footwear including time as Chief Customer Officer, Senior Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Analytics and Vice President, Sales and Store Operations. With his breadth of experience and deep knowledge base in all areas of the business from strategy to stores, Edwards is uniquely positioned to lead Caleres’ largest brand.

“Mike is a capable and successful leader who has seen the business through every lens. I am confident he will use his institutional knowledge and his extensive digital commerce, operating, product and marketing experience to further the positive momentum within our largest brand. His deep understanding of the Famous customer and strong leadership abilities will be essential as we remain focused on growing sales and profit, executing on consumer strategies and delivering the Famous vision. We want to be the first and only choice for family footwear. The board and senior executive team look forward to working closely with Mike to make that happen. We thank Molly for her contributions over the last two years and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours”, commented Diane Sullivan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“I have a true passion for this business, the utmost confidence in the Famous go-forward strategy, and I am honoured to lead this significant part of the Caleres portfolio. Famous Footwear is expertly positioned to excel in any market environment through our ability to offer the national brands she wants, when and where she wants to shop – online and in store. Athletic and sport-inspired styles, our sweet spot, are exactly what the customer is looking for in this environment. We have the right team and tools in place to leverage what we’ve learned, build upon our successes, advance our goals and deliver value to all of our stakeholders”, concluded Edwards.

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