WOMEN CEO REPORT

- Caleres

Diane M. Sullivan

Caleres

Diane Sullivan, who has headed up six different companies is currently Chairman and CEO of Caleres. Calares is a leading footwear company that owns and operates a variety of footwear brands. Diane joined the company as president in 2004 and added chief operating officer to her responsibilities in 2006. Prior to joining Caleres, she was vice chairman of the Footwear Group at Phillips-Van Heusen. Diane also served as president and COO of The Stride Rite Corporation and gained extensive consumer brand management and sales expertise at several companies including M&M/Mars and The Mennen Company. She is a prominent supporter of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation and FFANY Shoes on Sale and oversees Caleres’ giving to the St. Louis Art Museum and Missouri Botanical Garden. The company is also a longtime patron of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and the March of Dimes. She received an MBA from Babson College and an undergraduate degree from Boston College.

Year appointed: 2011