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Genesco appoints Andy Gray as President of the Journeys Group

Nov 29, 2023 United States
Genesco appoints Andy Gray as President of the Journeys Group
The Nashville-based footwear company has announced the appointment of Andy Gray as President of the Journeys Group, effective from the 3rd of January 2024
Gray joins the company from Foot Locker, where he held several leadership roles over the last two decades, including Executive Vice President (EVP) and Global President of Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs and Sidestep, and EVP and Global Chief Commercial Officer. According to Genesco, during this time he has developed a multidimensional skill set covering merchandising, general management, retail and digital, consumer insight, brand building and global leadership.

“Andy brings invaluable expertise in the areas essential to building the Journeys business for the future, along with a passion for leading youth-focused consumer businesses. He is a visionary leader with extensive experience in athletic and fashion footwear. Andy’s connection to youth culture and the strong brand relationships he’s forged over his accomplished career make him the ideal person to lead the talented team we have in place at Journeys, as we work to elevate the business and unlock the tremendous potential we see ahead”, commented Genesco Board Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer Mimi E. Vaughn.

The newly-appointed Journeys President said that he is “incredibly excited to join the Genesco team and to lead Journeys”. “I see significant runway to capitalize on its unique positioning in the market, while further leveraging the unparalleled strength of its vendor partnerships. There is something really captivating about the power of Journeys’ connection with its teen consumer, and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running with the team to evolve the business for a new era”, he added.

Andy Gray is succeeding the 44-year veteran President Mario Gallione, whose retirement was announced in August.

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