U.S. footwear and apparel company Rocky Brands announced that the company’s CEO, Jason Brooks, has been named chairman of the board of directors, following the decision of his father, Mike Brooks, to step down from this position he had held since 2005. Mike Brooks will continue to serve as a member of the board of directors. He served as CEO of the company from January 2005 until July 2011, and from September 2016 until May 2017. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of the company from August 1991 to January 2005. Jason Brooks has been president and CEO of Rocky Brands since May 2017. In addition, the company’s Board of Directors has appointed G. Courtney Haning as lead independent director of the board. Haning has been a retired bank director since 2015 and a member of the company’s board of directors since 2000.