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Management

Diane is Chairman and CEO. She joined the company as president in 2004 and added chief operating officer to her responsibilities in 2006. She became chief executive officer and president in 2011 and took on the additional role of chairman of the board beginning in 2014. Prior to joining the company, she was vice chairman of the Footwear Group at Phillips-Van Heusen. Diane also served as president and COO of The Stride Rite Corporation and gained extensive consumer brand management and sales expertise at several companies including M&M/Mars and The Mennen Company.

As Caleres President, Jay has leadership oversight over the company’s entire brand portfolio including responsibility for the organization’s wholesale operations, digital business and ecommerce growth, retail store network, creative efforts and brand communications. Prior to joining the company in 2008, Schmidt spent more than 25 years developing extensive brand marketing and merchandising experience. He spent ten years with Nine West Group in several capacities and also held positions with Lord & Taylor, May Merchandising Corporation and Macy’s.

 

Jay serves on the Board of Directors of the Accessories Council.

Sam launched his eponymous brand in 2004 and subsequently joined the company when the brand was acquired in 2010. Sam has been a dominant force in fashion, making an indelible impact on some of the most renowned contemporary footwear brands over the past 30 years -- as a licensee for Ralph Lauren, in an executive role at Candies, and as a co-founder of Kenneth Cole. Sam also launched Sam & Libby, which he created with his wife, muse and life-long business partner Libby.

Sam and Libby are active participants in the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, FFANY Shoes on Sale, and Soles for Souls, and support Ability for Disability, The Bronx Letters Foundation, Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut, Harlem Children’s Zone, the U.S. Equestrian Team, and more.

Mike is president of Famous Footwear where he oversees strategy, financial planning, product development, merchandise assortment, marketing, consumer engagement, store productivity, and digital initiatives for nearly 1,000 stores, famous.com, and famous.ca. He joined Caleres in 2008 and prior to becoming president, he served as SVP of Digital Commerce, Planning, Allocation and Stores. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility in Famous, including time as Chief Customer Officer, Senior Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Analytics and Vice President, Sales and Store Operations.

Mike is a supporter of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, the American Cancer Society, and Meals on Wheels.

Dan holds end-to-end responsibility for the company’s global product development and sourcing organization. Prior to his current role, Dan served as division president of wholesale product and sourcing. Dan joined the company in 2006 as senior vice president of product and sourcing. Previously, Dan served as managing director at Camuto Group, and he also held various executive positions with U.S. Shoe and Nine West.

Dan serves on the Boards of Soles for Souls and FFANY and is a long-time contributor to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation and the United Way.

Ken joined Caleres in 2015, and oversees the company's finance, accounting, treasury, external reporting, tax, real estate and investor relations functions. Prior to joining the company, Ken served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of JC Penney Company, Inc. Ken also held various executive roles in finance and operations at SunEdison, The Home Depot, The Boeing Company, General Electric Company and McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

Ken is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the St. Louis Zoo Association and supports the Magic House, Ronald McDonald House, Child Center Marygrove, and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Willis provides leadership across all technology platforms, with responsibility for developing and implementing the Information Technology (IT) strategy for the company’s wholesale, retail, ecommerce, and corporate teams, as well as maintaining the reliability, security, and compliance of the infrastructure that supports the collective Caleres organization. He also leads the digital business acceleration team. He joined Caleres in 2008 and led retail omnichannel strategy development and large scale system implementations to meet the changing needs of the retail customer.

 

Willis supports the American Cancer Society, Siteman Cancer Center, Feed My People, and the United Way of Greater St. Louis.

Doug works closely with the CEO on a variety of strategic projects for Caleres in addition to working with the investment committee and the Caleres Cares Charitable Trust. He joined the company in 2000 and has served in a variety of human resources roles including Chief Human Resources Officer. He has more than three decades of experience in human resources and operations with various companies including American Retail Group, The Sports Authority, and Macy's.

Doug is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Missouri Historical Society and supports Lift for Life and the Gateway Arch Foundation.

Mark has responsibility for all logistics and transportation initiatives, including oversight of our expanding distribution center footprint. His focus is on driving productivity through automation and ensuring our increased capacity enhances our ability to deliver to our customers. Mark also leads the consumer care team and critical special projects. He joined the company in 2012 and in his previous role developed and implemented the company’s information services strategy. Mark has 25 years of experience at Express Scripts, Anheuser-Busch InBev, and United Parcel Service.

Mark supports the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Siteman Cancer Center, and the St. Louis Bereavement Center for Young People.

As Chief Marketing Officer, Jenny oversees all brand marketing for Caleres including consumer analytics, media, and creative. She leads marketing efforts across the entire portfolio to strengthen consumer connections, broaden the reach of our brands, and accelerate growth. Jenny joined the company in 2021, having previously served as CMO at UNTUCKit, StitchFix, and Crate & Barrel, as well as SVP at Gap, Inc. Jenny devotes a significant amount of time advising young entrepreneurs.