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.
Vice Chair and President, Designer Brands
Deborah L. Ferrée has served as our President since February 2019 and as Vice Chair since January 2006. Ms. Ferrée joined the Company in 1997 as Vice President of Merchandising. She then served as our Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, and President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to joining us, Ms. Ferrée worked in the retail industry for more than 20 years in various positions, including serving as Divisional Merchandising Manager of Shoes, Accessories and Intimate Apparel for Harris Department Store, women’s buyer for Ross Stores and Divisional Merchandise Manager of the May Company.