• Diane Sullivan
    CEO, President and Chairman of the Board

    Diane is CEO, President and Chairman of the Board. She joined the company as president in 2004 and added chief operating officer to her responsibilities in 2006. She became chief executive officer and president in 2011 and took on the additional role of chairman of the board beginning in 2014. Prior to joining the company, she was vice chairman of the Footwear Group at Phillips-Van Heusen. Diane also served as president and COO of The Stride Rite Corporation and gained extensive consumer brand management and sales expertise at several companies including M&M/Mars and The Mennen Company.

  • Rick Ausick
    Division President, Famous Footwear

    As president of Famous Footwear, Rick’s oversight includes 1,000+ Famous Footwear retail stores and Famous.com. Rick moved into this role in 2009, after spending three years as division president of wholesale.  He joined the company in 2002, as Famous Footwear’s senior vice president and chief merchandise officer. Prior to joining the company, Rick held various positions at Shopko Stores, Burdines Department Stores and Marshall Field’s.

  • Janet Carr
    Senior Vice President, Global Business Development

    Janet Carr joined Caleres in 2016 and she is responsible for identifying opportunities for global business expansion for several of Caleres’ key brands. Prior to her role with Caleres, she was with Nine West Group where she served as president of the handbag division and EVP of Strategy. She also held leadership positions at Coach and Gap, Inc.

  • Sam Edelman
    Division President, Sam Edelman

    Sam launched his eponymous brand in 2004 and subsequently joined the company when the brand was acquired in 2010. Sam has been a dominant force in fashion, making an indelible impact on some of the most renowned contemporary footwear brands over the past 30 years -- as a licensee for Ralph Lauren, in an executive role at Candies, and as a co-founder of Kenneth Cole. Sam also launched Sam & Libby, which he created with his wife, muse and life-long business partner Libby.

  • Dan Friedman
    Division President, Global Supply Chain

    Dan holds end-to-end responsibility for the company’s global product development and sourcing organization. Prior to his current role, Dan served as division president of wholesale product and sourcing. Dan joined the company in 2006 as senior vice president of product and sourcing. Previously, Dan served as managing director at Camuto Group, and he also held various executive positions with U.S. Shoe and Nine West.

  • Ken Hannah
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Ken joined Caleres in 2015, and he oversees the company's finance, accounting, treasury, external reporting, tax, real estate and investor relations functions. Prior to joining the company, Ken served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of JC Penney Company, Inc. Ken also held various executive roles in finance and operations at SunEdison, The Home Depot, The Boeing Company, General Electric Company and McDonnell Douglas Corporation.

  • Doug Koch
    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

    Doug oversees the company’s strategic planning, talent development and human resource administration functions. Doug joined the company in 2000, serving his first two years as senior vice president of human resources for Famous Footwear. He has more than three decades of experience in human resources and operations with various companies, including American Retail Group, The Sports Authority and Macy’s Department Stores.

  • Jay Schmidt
    Division President, Brand Portfolio

    Jay has leadership oversight over all of Caleres’ wholesale brands, branded e-commerce, creative and communications. Prior to joining the company in 2008, Schmidt spent more than 25 years developing extensive brand marketing and merchandising experience. He spent ten years with Nine West Group in several capacities and also held positions with Lord & Taylor, May Merchandising Corporation and Macy’s.

  • Mark Schmitt
    Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Logistics and Customer Care

    Mark joined the company in 2012, with responsibility for developing and implementing the company’s information services strategy. In 2013, he took on the additional responsibility for logistics and customer service. Mark has over 24 years of corporate information services experience, including roles at Express Scripts, Anheuser-Busch InBev and United Parcel Service.