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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.

Laura T. Denk

Executive Vice President, Designer Brands and President, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

Laura T. Denk was named Executive Vice President of Designer Brands and President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse in July 2023. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Denk served as Chief Merchandising Officer and Executive Vice President at Michaels, preceded by a tenure as Michaels’ Vice President/General Merchandise Manager. Her extensive retail and merchandising experience also include leadership positions at Claire’s and Macy’s. Denk is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Kelley School of Business.

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