Senior appointment at Caleres

United States
Published:  16 November, 2020

U.S. footwear Group Caleres has appointed a new President for its largest brand, Famous Footwear, a retail network specialised in athletic and casual shoes.

Effective November 20, Caleres has named Michael Edwards as President of Famous Footwear. He will replace Molly Adams, who resigned her position to pursue an opportunity outside the organisation. Edwards joined Caleres in 2008, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of digital commerce, planning, allocation and stores. Prior to that his other roles in Famous Footwear included time as Chief Customer Officer, Senior Vice President of merchandise planning and analytics, and Vice President, sales and store operations. “With his breadth of experience and deep knowledge base in all areas of the business from strategy to stores, Edwards is uniquely positioned to lead Caleres’ largest brand”, said the Group in a statement, adding that most recently, he was instrumental in navigating the business through the economic shutdown due to the pandemic.

Caleres brands include Famous Footwear, Sam Edelman, Naturalizer, Allen Edmonds, Vionic, and Dr Scholl’s Shoes.