Designer Brands appoints new presidents

Designer Brands Inc. announced on Tuesday two new appointments, as the brand continues to focus on its omnichannel capabilities.

Debbie Ferrée was named president of Camuto Group, adding to her ongoing role as vice chairman. In addition, William “Bill” Jordan was named president of Designer Brands. In this role, Jordan will keep his position as Designer Brands’ chief growth officer, which he has held since February 2020.

“Designer Brands continues to stay ahead of retail consumer and fashion trends, as evidenced by our ongoing improving financial performance,” said Designer Brands chief executive officer, Roger Rawlins.

“To maintain this competitive advantage, we need the right leaders to guide us in evaluating and identifying ways to enhance our organizational structure, including the ongoing integration of Camuto Group to unlock greater value for the enterprise. This ensures that we will continue meeting customers’ needs both in stores and online, as our business recovers and we make the necessary investments to build a stronger foundation for the future.”

Ferrée has held the position of president of Camuto Group on an interim basis since August 2020. In this role, she has helped advance Camuto’s integration into the DBI organization and growing brands.

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