The appointment is effective September 30, 2021. In his current role, Worden is responsible for overseeing the chain stores, online business, marketing, CRM, real estate and HR departments.

“When Mark joined Shoe Carnival nearly three years ago, our objective was to bring on-board an executive officer who would be positioned to take over as CEO at the right time,” explained Sifford.

Sifford has worked at Shoe Carnival since 1997, as CEO since 2012, and will continue to serve in the role of Vice Chairman of the board after stepping down as CEO.