Wolverine World Wide, Inc. appointed Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board of directors. An experienced top executive, she is currently a member of Tesla’s board of directors and brings global retail experience in senior management positions and a total of 14 years as a director for three publicly traded companies. Earlier this year, she left as executive VP and global chief HR officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global retail pharmacy, health and wellness company. Prior to joining Walgreens, Wilson-Thompson held several positions in Kellogg Company’s operations and legal departments, most recently as SVP of global HR. In the coming years, the graduated lawyer is expected to help Wolverine World Wide achieve its aggressive growth agenda in the global footwear and apparel industry.
Wolverine was founded in Michigan in 1883 as a leather tannery focused on work boots and gloves. Today’s Wolverine World Wide group is divided into operational divisions: While the Michigan Group includes Merrell, Chaco and the Wolverine brand, the Boston Group includes brands such as Sperry and Saucony. As previously reported, the group expects sales in the range of $2,190 million to $2,250 million in 2021, representing 22 to 26 percent year-over-year growth, with 40 percent of sales coming from its DTC business and sales to e-tailers.