Diane Sullivan's Role Expanded at Stride Rite
LEXINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 1998--The Stride Rite Corporation today announced that Diane Sullivan's role as Group President was expanded to include the Stride Rite Children's and Nine West Kids brands. Ms. Sullivan's responsibilities also include the Tommy Hilfiger and Sperry Top-Sider divisions. Ms. Sullivan was President of The Stride Rite Children's Group from April 1995 to October 1997.
Bob Siegel, retiring Chairman and CEO of The Stride Rite Corporation, said ''We've nicely rounded out our leadership team with this expansion of Diane's responsibilities. Her track record of delivering results, and product and marketing leadership under our Stride Rite, Sperry and Tommy Hilfiger brands makes this a winning move.''
Jim Eskridge, the incoming Chairman and CEO said, ''Diane's new appointment allows us to structure brand management under two extremely capable leaders. Joanna Jacobson will continue to lead the Keds brand, the Company's largest business unit, in her role as President. Diane and Joanna's combination of expertise delivers a solid one-two punch for our Company.''
The Stride Rite Corporation markets the leading brand of high quality children's shoes in the United States. The footwear products for children and adults are marketed by the Company under several well-known brand names, including Keds, Sperry Top-Sider, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West Kids, Grasshoppers and Street Hot. Contact:
The Stride Rite Corporation Linda M. Warner 617-824-6077