Designer Brands Inc. Names Laura Denk as President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) (the “Company” and “Designer Brands”), one of the world’s largest designers, producers, and retailers of footwear and accessories, today announced that Laura Denk has been named President of DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse (“DSW”) and Executive Vice President of Designer Brands, with her appointment to be effective as of July 24, 2023.

Laura Denk, President of DSW

As President of DSW, Denk will be responsible for leading DSW’s nearly 500 U.S. store locations and e-commerce channel,, furthering the Company’s ongoing strategy of delivering compelling brands and exceptional experiences across all customer touchpoints. Her responsibilities will include day-to-day leadership of DSW, in addition to helping to further elevate Designer Brands’ Owned Brands and top National Brands within the retailer’s differentiated customer offering. Denk will report directly to Designer Brands’ Chief Executive Officer, Doug Howe.

“I am thrilled to be joining DSW

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