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Foot Locker taps new SVP, general counsel and secretary


Foot Locker has named Sheilagh M. Clarke as SVP, general counsel and secretary, effective June 1. She succeeds Gary M. Bahler, who is retiring on that date.

Clarke is currently VP, associate general counsel and assistant secretary of Foot Locker. She joined Foot Locker in 1988, and since that time has held a number of positions in the company's legal department. She is a graduate of Monmouth University and Seton Hall Law School.

Bahler, who joined the company in 1980, has been a SVP since 1998, general counsel since 1993, and secretary since 1990.

"We are pleased to have a lawyer with Sheilagh's depth and breadth of experience, as well as knowledge of our business, as our new general counsel,” said chairman and CEO Ken C. Hicks. “Foot Locker's strategic commitment to building on our industry leading retail team has allowed us to develop executives, like Sheilagh, who are ready to assume senior leadership positions. We greatly appreciate Gary's 33 years of service to the company — 21 as our general counsel — and wish him well in his retirement."

Foot Locker operates 3,473 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

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