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Brown Shoe CFO resigns, successor named


St. Louis -- Brown Shoe Co. said Wednesday that CFO Mark Hood has resigned the company, effective June 11. Russ Hammer has been named the successor.

“I’m confident [Hammer] will be able to make an immediate contribution across the company and to the work we’ve been completing in our portfolio realignment efforts,” said Diane Sullivan, president and CEO.

Hammer most recently served as CFO of Orbitz Worldwide. Prior to that role, he was CFO of Crocs, where he led the company's restructuring efforts and supported its turnaround.

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