Wolverine World Wide, Inc. hired Taryn Miller as chief financial officer. She will succeed Michael D. Stornant, retiring after nearly 30 years with the company. 

Stornant will continue to work for the company through early 2025, partnering with Miller to ensure a seamless transition.

Miller will report to Chris Hufnagel, WWW’s president and chief executive officer. Her appointment is effective May 9, 2024.

Miller brings over 25 years of experience in corporate finance and investor relations. Most recently, she was the vice president of corporate and commercial finance at Corteva Agriscience, leading various financial functions, including investor relations, treasury and commercial finance. Before that, Miller was the chief financial officer of global business units, enterprise FP&A and investor relations at Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Earlier in her career, Miller held various financial leadership roles at Kraft Heinz Company, including chief financial officer and vice president of finance at Kraft Heinz Canada, Inc.

“The Board and I are delighted to welcome Taryn to our Executive Team and confident that her deep financial experience and knowledge, coupled with her results-driven leadership style, will be invaluable as we advance our ongoing strategic transformation,” said Hufnagel. “Taryn knows the consumer space well and has successfully led large, global finance organizations through periods of transformation and growth, serving the businesses as both a financial and strategic thought leader.”

Miller said, “I’m both honored and excited to be the company’s chief financial officer at such a critical chapter in its 141-year history. I look forward to working with our global teams to drive the continued transformation and ensure the company is well-positioned to capitalize on its biggest opportunities ahead, ultimately delivering consistent value and returns to our shareholders.”

Hufnagel continued, “We’re incredibly grateful to Mike for his contributions to Wolverine Worldwide over nearly three decades of service across senior roles in finance, operations, and our brands. He has been a great partner of mine for many years and indispensable to me as CEO, as we’ve worked together to stabilize and reimagine the business for the future. We appreciate Mike’s support and commitment to a seamless transition as he prepares for a very well-deserved retirement.”

“It has been a great privilege to work alongside such a talented team over nearly three decades at Wolverine, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together, said Stornant. “I am excited to welcome Taryn and committed to working closely with her and Chris during this important transition, and I look forward to watching the company’s continued success in the years to come.

Wolverine’s brands include Merrell, Saucony, Sweaty Betty, Hush Puppies, Wolverine, Chaco, Bates, Hytest, and Stride Rite. Wolverine is also the global footwear licensee of the brands Cat and Harley-Davidson.

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