SGB Media has obtained an internal communication from Dick’s Sporting Goods announcing the appointment of Todd Spaletto as president of its new Public Lands retail division serving the outdoor specialty market.

Spaletto, a 2009 SGB 40 Under 40 honoree, was previously president of The North Face and group president of Michigan Brands for Wolverine Worldwide.

He has also been appointed as a senior vice president of Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The internal notice to Dick’s Sporting Goods employees said that Spaletto had joined the retailer today and will be responsible for the development, launch and growth strategy of its Public Lands division, Dick’s SG’s new outdoor concept store launching in 2021. Spaletto is expected to work closely with leaders across the organization to develop and implement Dick’s plans to support its Public Lands initiative.

Spaletto joins Dick’s SG with over 24 years of experience in the outdoor specialty industry. Prior to his time at Wolverine and 14 years at The North Face he had experience at High Sierra and Jansport. Since 2017, Todd has served as the vice-chair of the board of directors for the Outdoor Industry Association.

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Photo courtesy Todd Spaletto