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  • "I really am a believer in family first. It gives you perspective, and I feel a sense of accomplishment." – Molly Adams, President, Famous Footwear

    How These Footwear Leaders Got Their Start Will Surprise You

    On an elevated stage at the top floor of New York City's Neuehouse event center tonight, Angela Medlin pointed out her vibrant pair of Nike Air Max Dia sneakers. "Designed by four women," she explained.

  • Proud to lead the way in St. Louis!

    Women are crowding into St. Louis board rooms: See which local company has the most

    Rumors of Corporate America's unbreakable glass ceiling have been greatly exaggerated. Sort of. Over the past five years, women have steadily taken on greater leadership roles and representation in the board room, and the ripple effects have come in the forms of bigger paydays and ever more responsibility for female CEOs.

  • "Lisa's election to our board reflects the diversity of skills and background our directors bring to Caleres.” – Diane Sullivan, President & CEO

    Caleres Elects Lisa Flavin to Board of Directors

    ST. LOUIS--()--Caleres (NYSE: CAL) today announced the election of Lisa A. Flavin to its board of directors. Flavin is chief compliance officer and vice president of audit at Emerson. In this role, she leads the worldwide internal audit activities, enterprise risk management, acquisition due diligence, and compliance functions.

  • “Marci is a collaborative leader and visionary who will use her substantial marketing expertise to differentiate Famous Footwear in a competitive marketplace. She balances the art and science of marketing in a way I’m confident will make a meaningful difference for Famous Footwear.” – Diane Sullivan, President & CEO

    Caleres Names Marci Grebstein SVP Marketing for Famous Footwear

    ST. LOUIS--()--Caleres (NYSE: CAL)( caleres.com) today announced Marci Grebstein will join Caleres as senior vice president of marketing for Famous Footwear on Feb. 19. Famous Footwear is the largest brand in the Caleres portfolio, with over $1.6 billion in annual revenue.

  • “I have very high aspirations for where we’re going to go. It’s that competitive spirit in me—I want to win.” – Diane Sullivan, President & CEO

    How Diane Sullivan Is Transforming Caleres With Big Acquisitions & New Talent

    Diane Sullivan will be honored as person of the year Dec. 4 at the 2018 FN Achievement Awards (watch the livestream here). Below is an article from the magazine's Dec. 3 print issue about Sullivan's bold agenda. Even as Diane Sullivan was still formulating her master plan for Caleres Inc.

  • “In the few short months I’ve been with Caleres and Famous Footwear, I am more enthusiastic than ever about both the power and the potential of this brand. We have fantastic product and great people, and we will continue to be absolutely obsessed with connecting with customers who share our passion for shoes.” – Molly Adams, President, Famous Footwear

    How Famous Footwear Overcame Retail Challenges and Ended Up Having a Great Year

    Famous Footwear, like many retailers, entered 2018 facing more competition from digital powerhouses, brands selling straight to consumers and changes in shopping habits. Moreover, the longtime head of the chain, Rick Ausick, retired - all moves that could have thwarted the best-laid corporate plans.

  • “The acquisition of Vionic is another fantastic opportunity to add a growing brand – with strong consumer loyalty and a solid cultural fit – to our brand portfolio.” – Diane Sullivan, President & CEO

    Famous Footwear parent in $360 million brand acquisition

    Footwear giant Caleres is expanding its portfolio with a brand that counts Oprah Winfrey among its biggest fans.

  • "We’ve placed big bets on key products and brands, with the expectation that we’ll dominate in the most important items of the season." – Molly Adams, President, Famous Footwear

    Retailers Are Banking Big on Back-to-School Shopping

    Retailers across the country are counting on a robust back-to-school season to boost their bottom line. Total spending for kindergarten through college is projected to reach $82.8 billion, just shy of last year's record $83.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey (conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics).

  • "It’s really hard to bat a 1,000. In my view, this is not a business of not making a mistake; it’s a business about learning from and changing your mistakes. If you can do that, you’ll find successes." – Rick Ausick, President, Famous Footwear

    Famous Footwear's Rick Ausick Talks Career Highlights on Eve of His Retirement

    The footwear world is filled with tough competitors, and Rick Ausick is perhaps one of the most astute. In his nine years as president of Famous Footwear, the retail veteran has transformed the family footwear chain into a thriving operation for parent company Caleres.

  • “Be excited about what the possibilities are now but also understand what it might take to get there.” – Rick Ausick, President, Famous Footwear

    Rick Ausick's 7 Essential Tips on How to Succeed in Retail

    During his 40-plus-year career in the retail business, Rick Ausick has risen from a buyer at Marshall Field's department store to president of the multinational Famous Footwear chain. In a few short weeks, Ausick is set to retire from the industry.

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