Caleres appoints debut SVP, company growth and strategic communications

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Caleres introduced on Friday that Liz Dunn has joined the corporate as senior vp of company growth and strategic communications.

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Within the newly created position, Dunn will leverage her practically 30 years of expertise spanning fairness analysis, funding banking, consulting, and finance to align the U.S. footwear group’s development ambitions and strategic communications with delivering shareholder worth, in accordance with a press launch.

Dunn will report back to Caleres president and CEO, Jay Schmidt.

For the final 10 years, Dunn has labored with retailers, manufacturers, and personal fairness corporations as an impartial advisor. Beforehand, Dunn spent over a decade as a sell-side fairness analysis analyst protecting footwear and attire, luxurious, malls, and specialty retail.

All through her profession, she has been featured in nationwide print and tv media as a topic professional on shopper firms and shares, and has served on each public firm and non-profit boards.

Early in her profession, the chief labored within the finance departments of Liz Claiborne and Hole Inc., and commenced her profession within the shopper funding banking group at Bear Stearns.

“We’re happy to welcome Liz to the Caleres management crew,” mentioned Schmidt.

“Liz has been working intently with Caleres for the final 12 months as a advisor to offer a considerate perspective on our strategic and monetary plans. Reaching our development aims would require disciplined execution and coordinated communication. I’m assured Liz’s data and experience will assist our efforts to drive worth for our shareholders.”

Caleres portfolio of footwear manufacturers consists of Well-known Footwear, Sam Edelman, Allen Edmonds, Naturalizer and Vionic.

In its most up-to-date buying and selling replace, Caleres mentioned revenues for the third quarter fell 4.6 p.c to $761.9 million, on the again of dips in each its Well-known Footwear and model portfolio segments.

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