ENK Taps Footwear Prez

ENK International is beefing up its footwear ranks.

The trade show organization said Wednesday it had tapped David Kahan as president of the ENK Footwear Group, which includes WSA and Sole Commerce.

Kahan was most recently SVP of Rockport USA, a division of Adidas Group, and worked at Reebok and Adidas from 2002 to 2010. He began his career at Macy’s in 1981.

“ENK intends to be as integral to footwear as we are to fashion,” Elyse Kroll, founder and chairwoman of the board of directors, said in a statement. “David has earned the respect of the industry over the years for his vision and accomplishments.”

For his part, Kahan said he is excited about the new chapter in his career. “Galvanizing the WSA Show in Las Vegas is my top priority,” he said. “However, I am truly excited about working … to actualize ENK’s leadership in footwear on a broad, global scale.”

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