In this new position, Mines will be working directly with FDRA members and the broader footwear industry to develop key initiatives and events singularly focused on driving continued value for shoe companies and their employees.

She is currently VP and Publisher of Footwear News and and will start the new role on December 1, 2021.

FDRA Chairman Cliff Sifford said: “Sandi is a key leader in our industry and is highly respected from her work at Footwear News. I am extremely excited about the value and leadership she will bring in service to FDRA members and look forward to working with her to enhance member services and engagement.”