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Caleres Elects Lisa Flavin to Board of Directors


ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Caleres (NYSE: CAL) today announced the election of Lisa A. Flavin to its board of directors.

Flavin is chief compliance officer and vice president of audit at Emerson. In this role, she leads the worldwide internal audit activities, enterprise risk management, acquisition due diligence, and compliance functions. She also oversees Emerson’s governmental affairs function. Flavin, who reports directly to the audit committee of the board of directors, is responsible for ensuring Emerson maintains its disciplined approach to evaluating and improving its systems of internal control, financial reporting, and governance processes.

“Board composition, succession and continuity play an integral role in our long-term planning process, so we’re pleased to welcome Lisa Flavin to our board of directors,” said Diane Sullivan, CEO, president and chairman of Caleres. “Lisa’s expertise around audit, due diligence and compliance – among other areas – will bring additional financial savvy to our board of directors. Her election to our board reflects the diversity of skills and background our directors bring to Caleres.”

Prior to joining Emerson, Flavin held roles as the chief financial officer for the U.S. operations of Hüls Degussa AG and as an audit senior manager of Ernst & Young.

Flavin serves on the board of directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce, BJC Healthcare (where she is audit committee chairman), and the Professional Accounting Advisory Board at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also on the executive committee of The Conference Board’s Council of Chief Audit Executives and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Internal Auditors. In 2004, she was selected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to participate on a panel determining the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley law.

Flavin is also active in the St. Louis community, where she serves as chairman of the board of advisors of Saint Louis Priory School and vice president of the board of directors of Boys Hope Girls Hope, St. Louis. She has been previously recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the ‘Most Influential Business Women’ in St. Louis. Flavin holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and is a certified public accountant.

About Caleres

Caleres is a diverse portfolio of global footwear brands. Our products are available virtually everywhere - in the over 1,200 retail stores we operate, in hundreds of major department and specialty stores, on our branded e-commerce sites, and on many additional third-party retail websites. Famous Footwear offers great casual and athletic brands for the entire family with convenient, curated, affordable collections. Sam Edelman keeps expressive women in step with the latest trends in a playful, whimsical way. Naturalizer shoes are beautiful from the inside out, with elegant simplicity and legendary fit re-imagined for today’s consumer. Allen Edmonds combines old world craft with new world technology to create luxe footwear for the discerning man who wants sophisticated, modern classics. Rounding out our family of brands are Vionic, Vince, Franco Sarto, Dr. Scholl’s Shoes, LifeStride, Via Spiga, Diane von Furstenberg, Blowfish Malibu, Bzees, Carlos by Carlos Santana, Circus by Sam Edelman, Fergie and Ryka. Combined, these brands make Caleres a company with both a legacy and a mission. Our legacy is our more than 140 years of craftsmanship and our passion for fit, while our mission is to continue to inspire people to feel good… feet first. Visit to learn more about us.


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Peggy Reilly Tharp, Caleres
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