Brown Names SVP of Finance

NEW YORK — Brown Shoe Co. has appointed Dan Karpel to the position of SVP of finance.

Karpel, a CPA, most recently served as VP and controller for Kellwood Co., a marketer of apparel and consumer goods. While at Kellwood, he managed corporate accounting functions as well as divisional accounting, accounts payable and payroll shared services.

“Dan’s understanding of the apparel and consumer soft goods business will translate well into the footwear industry,” Mark Hood, SVP and CFO and St. Louis-based Brown Shoe, said in a Monday statement. “His wealth of corporate accounting, planning and analysis experience will be terrific additions to our finance team as we focus on achieving our strategic growth initiatives.”

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