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FN’s ‘Leading in a Crisis’ Webinar Series Kicks Off April 1 With Foot Locker’s Dick Johnson

As the coronavirus crisis continues to affect every part of the footwear business, FN is launching a new webinar series called “Leading in a Crisis.” In weekly episodes, leaders will reveal the most effective strategies for dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

The initiative kicks off on April 1 at 11 a.m., when FN Editorial Director Michael Atmore goes one-on-one with Foot Locker president and CEO Dick Johnson to uncover how he is handling a seismic wave of change. The CEO of the athletic powerhouse — who is steering more than 3,000 stores in 27 countries — will talk about how he’s navigating vendor relationships and shifting consumer shopping patterns as more of the business moves online.

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FN Editorial Director Michael Atmore
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Johnson will also discuss the importance of getting messaging right during a time of disruption and how he is managing a diverse employee base. “What CEOs have to do, what leadership teams have to do, is assess the situation and adapt,” Johnson told FN last week. “It is a read-and-react, day-to-day business that we have to be in, even hour to hour.”

As the shoe authority, FN is committed to guiding the industry conversation during a time of great change and challenge.

Tune in on April 1 at 11 a.m. to get an inside look at Johnson’s game plan for Foot Locker. To register, click here.

Next up: On April 8, Dave Powers, president and CEO of Deckers Brands, will join Atmore for a candid conversation.

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