ROCKFORD, Mich., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) today announced the appointment of Gina R. Boswell to the Company's Board of Directors.
Ms. Boswell, age 50, is Executive Vice President, Personal Care, for Unilever PLC/Unilever NV, a global food, personal care, and household products company. Unilever's products are sold in more than 190 countries and include such well-known global brands as Dove, Lipton and Hellman's. Ms. Boswell has held numerous senior leadership positions with other leading global companies, including Avon Products, Inc., Ford Motor Company, and Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
Ms. Boswell was included in the 2012 "Women to Watch" by AdAge magazine and was named an "Achiever of the Year" in 2011 by Cosmetic Executive Women. She also serves on the Board of Directors of ManpowerGroup Inc.
"Gina Boswell is a well-rounded executive with a strong global perspective on the consumer marketplace, and I and my fellow Directors are exceptionally pleased to have her join the Board," stated Blake W. Krueger, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "She has an impressive track record of building global brands, executing business strategy, and growing market share in international markets - all significant assets to our portfolio of 16 global lifestyle brands."
"Wolverine Worldwide is one of the very best footwear and lifestyle companies in the world," commented Ms. Boswell. "Its portfolio contains some of today's most sought-after brands, and I could not be more pleased to join a Company that has such an intent focus on design and innovation, global brand building, and consumer connections."
Ms. Boswell is a graduate of Boston University and received a Master's Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University.
With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is one of the world's leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children's and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company's portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Merrell®, Sperry Top-Sider®, Hush Puppies®, Saucony®, Wolverine®, Keds®, Stride Rite®, Sebago®, Cushe®, Chaco®, Bates®, HYTEST®, and Soft Style®. The Company also is the global footwear licensee of popular brands including Cat®, Harley-Davidson® and Patagonia®. The Company's products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, www.wolverineworldwide.com.
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