Duluth Holdings Inc., the parent of Duluth Trading Company, appointed Scott K. Williams as an independent director of the company, effective June 29.
Williams has over 25 years of retail experience and most recently served as president of Cabela’s, Inc.
“We are very pleased to have Scott join our board and look forward to benefitting from his many years of leadership in the retail sector,” said Steve Schlecht, executive chairman of the board and founder of Duluth Holdings. “Drawing on his considerable experience across both online and in-store retailing, Scott will contribute valuable insight on omnichannel strategies, brand marketing and operational excellence that he has gained while working at leading retailers like Cabela’s, Wal-Mart and OfficeMax. Our board and management team feel very fortunate to have such exceptional talent join us as we continue to execute our strategy for growth and value creation.”
Williams commented, “I have been a long-time admirer of Duluth Trading’s innovative products and marketing, and I am honored to join its board. Their dynamic senior management team and outstanding culture of collaboration and respect convinced me that I wanted to be part of this vibrant and growing company, which has both the vision and ability to put its unique stamp on the face of retailing.”
Professional Background of Scott K. Williams
Williams, age 54, served as president of Cabela’s, Inc. from February 2016 until the time it was acquired by Bass Pro Shops in October 2017. Prior to that he held the positions of chief commercial officer from August 2015 to February 2016 and chief marketing and e-commerce officer at Cabela’s from October 2011 to August 2015. Previously, he was president of Fanatics, Inc., a pure-play growth company in licensed apparel. He had also served as corporate vice president for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. with responsibility as general manager of the Samsclub.com business unit, as well as overseeing digital marketing and call center operations. Prior to working at Wal-Mart, he was senior vice president of the marketing and direct business segment of OfficeMax, Inc. He has also served as a non-executive director for Mood Media Corporation, an in-store media solutions provider that was formerly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, from March 2016 to April 2017.
Williams earned a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University and a B.S. in Business Administration at The University of Kansas.