Caleres Elects Lisa Flavin to Board of Directors

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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 caleres.com to
learn more about us.

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