Genesco Inc. announced that Thomas A. George is joining the company as senior vice president, finance and interim chief financial officer, effective December 14, 2020. George succeeds Melvin G. Tucker whose resigned effective November 27.

George brings leadership experience to the role having served nine years as CFO Deckers Brands where the company doubled its revenue and increased its market capitalization fourfold. Earlier in his career, he was CFO at Oakley and served in the same capacity at companies in the tech and medical device industries.

Mimi E. Vaughn, board chair, president and CEO commented, “We are extremely excited to welcome Tom to the team. Tom is a proven leader with more than 40 years of experience including almost three decades as chief financial officer of public and private companies. His extensive knowledge and financial acumen combined with his understanding of the footwear industry will be tremendous assets as we continue to navigate through the challenges presented by COVID-19 and capitalize on the opportunities that are emerging through the pandemic.”

As previously announced, Vaughn has been temporarily serving as chief financial officer and will continue in that role until George’s appointment becomes effective on December 14, 2020.

Genesco owns Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Schuh, Schuh Kids, Little Burgundy, and Johnston & Murphy.