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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.

William L. Jordan

President, Designer Brands

William L. Jordan was named President of Designer Brands in June 2021. He previously served as Designer Brands Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer since February 2020. Mr. Jordan joined the Company as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary and was later promoted to Senior Vice President. He was then promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Jordan also served as Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer, President of Town Shoes Limited (now known as Designer Brands Canada Inc.), and President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse. Mr. Jordan is a member of the Board of Directors of Rocky Brands, Inc., where he serves on the audit committee. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Corporate Counsel for Lancaster Colony Corporation, and was with the firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP in Columbus, Ohio, where he specialized in Corporate Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions law.

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