Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is pleased to announce that Brenda J. Lauderback, former Group President, Wholesale and Retail, of Nine West, has been appointed to fill a new seat on the Company's Board of Directors.
Lauderback, age 53, joins the Wolverine board with more than 24 years of experience in the retail and wholesale footwear industries, specializing in product development, merchandising and pricing strategy, and operations management. As Group President, Wholesale and Retail, of Nine West, she directed the expansion of retail stores, managed wholesale operations, and targeted growth opportunities for the brand's various product lines. Prior to Nine West, Lauderback served as President of the Wholesale Division at U.S. Shoe Corp. and Vice President/General Merchandise Manager at Dayton-Hudson. Lauderback holds a B.S. degree in marketing from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
#'Brenda brings a wealth of footwear and retail industry expertise to the Wolverine Board,'' stated Geoffrey B. Bloom, Wolverine's Chairman. #'The breadth and depth of her past success in building strong high-end brands should prove to be valuable assets as the Company pursues its vision of becoming the world's premier company in the non-athletic sector of the footwear industry.''
#'I am pleased and honored to be joining Wolverine's board'', Lauderback added. #'No other company in the footwear industry has a stronger portfolio of global brands or better prospects for the future. I look forward to contributing to the Company's future success.''
Ms. Lauderback is also a director of Irwin Financial Corporation, Big Lots Corporation and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation.