Two Ten Footwear Foundation is ready to move into its 75th year with new leadership.
The Waltham, Mass.-based footwear industry nonprofit has appointed Wolverine World Wide president, chairman and CEO Blake Krueger as chairman, and Brown Shoe Co. president and CEO Diane Sullivan as vice chairman of the 2014-’15 Board of Directors.
“Having Blake and Diane [in the leadership positions] gives Two Ten and the industry a wonderful four years of opportunity to grow dramatically,” said Neal Newman, president of Two Ten.
Also joining the board are David Bensadoun of Aldo, Timberland’s Patrik Frisk, Lacoste Footwear’s Dave Grange, Scott Meden of Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay Co.’s Liz Rodbell and Clifton Sifford of Shoe Carnival.
“It is a remarkable testimony to the industry’s nature and philanthropy and sense of giving that so many industry leaders would be eager to join the board,” Newman said.
Newman said the organization’s new board would be critical as it looks to broaden its reach. “We want to reach more people in our industry who need our help, be more visible and impactful west of the Mississippi, and reach audiences in the athletic and outdoor and lifestyle sectors.”
“This is a pivotal year for us,” Newman added. “It gives us a chance to celebrate the last 75 years of footwear unity and philanthropy, and to take a good optimistic and affirmative picture of where the organization is going in the next 75 years.”