Former Anthropologie CEO moves into footwear at Wolverine World Wide
By Dale Arden Chong
May 9, 2019
After announcing the retirement of Joseph R. Gromek from its board of directors, Wolverine World Wide, Inc., the company responsible for footwear brands such as Sperry, Keds and Hush Puppies, has revealed the appointment of its newest addition, David W. McCreight in a press release.
Though McCreight is a veteran of the footwear, apparel and accessory industries, he most recently served as the president at URBN Inc. and CEO of its Anthropologie Group, a global lifestyle brand focusing on women’s fashion and accessories, along with home décor. Before his time at URBN, he was the president at Under Armour and Land’s End.
“David has worked for some of the biggest names in apparel and retail, and we are thrilled to add him to our Board of Directors,” said Blake W. Kreuger, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. in a statement. “His expertise in branding and merchandising, as well as his acumen in global direct-to-consumer and international business growth, will play a critical role in helping us drive our Global Growth Agenda.”
Currently, McCreight is working outside of the fashion industry at CarMax, Inc., serving on its board of directors.