Famous Footwear, a division of Caleres, hired Andrew Leckie as senior vice president and general merchandise manager, overseeing buying and merchandising for the adult athletic, kids and Canadian businesses.

“Andrew is accomplished in developing and executing strategies, nurturing his extensive vendor relationships, elevating product assortment and leading a team,” said Mike Edwards, president of Famous Footwear. “His global footwear knowledge and deep understanding of the marketplace will be essential as we continue to expand our appeal to and grow share with the millennial family. Andrew’s passion for the consumer and keen sense for trend identification, coupled with his ability to build cross-functional relationships, will enable us to execute our long-term strategic plan.”

Leckie began his career in athletics and footwear nearly 30 years ago and has merchandise management experience in Asia Pacific, Canada and the U.S. He’s held various leadership roles in North America with Dick’s Sporting Goods and Foot Locker. Leckie’s most recent role was vice president and general merchandise manager of Champs Sports.

“I’ve always admired Caleres and the great work being done at Famous Footwear,” said Leckie. “I look forward to bringing my footwear industry experience, strong relationships and elevated product vision to an already well-respected and successful team. Together, I am confident we can continue to grow market share in the family channel, enhance connections with current brand partners, build relationships with new in-demand brands and expand our consumer file.”

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