Wolverine Worldwide appoints board member


David McCreight. Courtesy Urban Outfitters

There’s a new member of Wolverine Worldwide’s board.

The Rockford-based maker of footwear and apparel named David McCreight to the role, according to the company yesterday.

McCreight replaces Joseph Gromek, who is retiring.

“We are grateful to Joe for his 11 years of dedicated service to the company,” said Blake Krueger, chair, president and CEO, Wolverine Worldwide.

Krueger said McCreight “has worked for some of the biggest names in apparel and retail,” and the company is “thrilled” to have him join the board.

“His expertise in branding and merchandising, as well as his acumen in global direct-to-consumer and international business growth will play a critical role in helping us drive our Global Growth Agenda,” Krueger said.

McCreight said he is pleased to join Wolverine’s board.

“Wolverine is a leader and innovator in the global footwear and apparel industry, and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to build on the company’s current successes, while advancing future growth initiatives,” McCreight said.

McCreight’s background

McCreight is a veteran of the footwear, apparel and accessory industries and brings global experience from his 30-year career.

Most recently, he served as president of URBN and CEO of its Anthropologie Group, a global lifestyle brand featuring women’s apparel and accessories and home decor.

Previously, McCreight served as president of Under Armour and Lands’ End.

He also serves on the board for CarMax.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.

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