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Two Ten Footwear Foundation appoints new CEO

Feb 28, 2020 United States
Two Ten Footwear Foundation appoints new CEO
The national charitable foundation of the US footwear industry announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer for the organization. Shawn Osborne will take the leadership of the Foundation
“I am thrilled to join the Two Ten team and help move the Foundation forward,” said Osborne. “The mission is truly extraordinary. So much amazing work has been done over the past eight decades, but I know we can help even more footwear families and I look forward to working closely with the team, the Board, and industry leaders to expand our reach and impact.”, commented Shawn Osborne.

With a background in technology, and decades of leadership experience in both private and public sectors, Osborne has moved his professional endeavours into the non-profit arena: “To go to work every day knowing that you and your team can affect positive change in someone’s life is humbling and incredibly inspiring”.

Osborne served as President, CEO and Board Member with TechAmerica, a premier global information and communication technology industry trade association for US companies where he orchestrated a successful merger that resulted in the largest trade association in the sector. During his tenure with Ulticom, Inc., a leading telecom technology and systems solutions provider, Osborne drove revenue from 4 million US dollars to 60 million US dollars and raised 200 million US dollars for initial public and secondary offerings and on the NASDAQ Global Market

“Shawn’s impressive track record of leading teams and driving successful businesses, along with his experience in both for-profit and non-profit arenas and his deep connection to our mission, made him an outstanding choice as CEO for Two Ten”, stated Debbie Ferree, President and Vice Chair of Designer Brands and Board Chair for Two Ten, adding: “We are confident that he will guide the organization and its mission and programs forward, and help ensure its legacy continues for another 80 years.”

Two Ten Footwear Foundation

Founded in 1939 Boston, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation is the national charitable foundation of the US footwear industry. Two Ten provides emergency financial assistance, natural disaster recovery, educational scholarships, counselling services and professional development programs that improve the lives and careers of the country’s 334 000 footwear employees and their families.


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