Famous Footwear President Rick Ausick to retire this year

Caleres has announced that Rick Ausick, President of Famous Footwear, will retire in 2018 as part of a planned succession. The company said, Ausick, and his leadership team, have been integral in developing and executing Famous Footwear’s highly successful strategic plan.

“The Caleres board of directors and its executive leadership has been preparing for Rick’s retirement by developing a deep bench of strong leaders at Famous Footwear and by expanding the breadth and depth of our brand Portfolio,” said Diane Sullivan, CEO, President and Chairman of Caleres in a statement, adding, “We are actively managing the search for Rick’s successor, and, since it is incredibly important for us to find the right person for this role.”

Ausick joined Caleres in 2002 as Famous Footwear’s senior vice president and chief merchandise officer, directing the chain’s merchandising assortment, achieving increased purchase ratios, lower inventories and faster merchandise turns. After spending three years as division president of wholesale, Ausick returned to Famous Footwear as division president in 2010.

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