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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.

Doug M. Howe

Executive Vice President, Designer Brands and President, DSW

Doug M. Howe was named President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse and Executive Vice President of Designer Brands in May 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Howe served as Chief Merchandising Officer at Kohl’s. He has over 30 years of retail experience, holding prior leadership positions across merchandising, design, product development and planning at Qurate Retail Group, Old Navy, Walmart and May Department Stores. Howe is a graduate of Creighton University with a degree in business administration and management.

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