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Brown Shoe names J.C. Penney exec as CFO


St. Louis -- Brown Shoe Company announced that Kenneth Hannah has been named senior VP and CFO of the company, replacing Russ Hammer as of Feb. 16.

Hannah most recently served as executive VP and CFO of J.C. Penney Co. Prior to that time, he served in multiple executive roles at SunEdison (formerly MEMC Electronic Materials), including president of Solar Energy and of Solar Materials and as VP and CFO.

Hannah also held executive positions at The Home Depot, and these included senior VP of operations, senior VP of finance, and VP of financial planning and analysis.

“I’m looking forward to joining Brown Shoe Company, as they continue to grow and evolve,” said Hannah. “There is a great deal of opportunity in the footwear industry, and I’m excited to help Brown Shoe Company as it continues to move forward and redefine itself as a company.

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