Designer Brands Investor Center

Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.

Joanna T. Lau

Independent Director

Ms. Lau currently serves as CEO of Lau Technologies, an executive consulting and investment company focused on providing debt and equity financing and consulting to mid-range companies. Ms. Lau founded Lau Technologies in 1990 and has been responsible for managing all aspects of the company from financing growth to the quality of the performance of the products previously sold by the company. Ms. Lau held leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and General Electric before founding Lau Technologies. In 2019, Ms. Lau joined the board of trustees of RPT Realty, where she serves as the Chair of the audit committee. Ms. Lau also served on the board of directors of ITT Education Services, Inc. until 2016, and she served on the board of directors of TD Banknorth, Inc. until 2007.

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