15 Apr FOOT LOCKER, INC. NAMES SHEILAGH M. CLARKE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY
Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Sheilagh M. Clarke as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, effective June 1. She succeeds Gary M. Bahler, who is retiring on that date.
Ms. Clarke, age 54, is currently Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Foot Locker, Inc. She joined Foot Locker in 1988, and since that time has held a number of positions in the company’s Legal Department. She is a graduate of Monmouth University and Seton Hall Law School. Mr. Bahler, age 62, who joined the company in 1980, has been a Senior Vice President since 1998, General Counsel since 1993, and Secretary since 1990.
Ken C. Hicks, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, said “We are pleased to have a lawyer with Sheilagh’s depth and breadth of experience, as well as knowledge of our business, as our new General Counsel. Foot Locker’s strategic commitment to building on our industry leading retail team has allowed us to develop executives, like Sheilagh, who are ready to assume senior leadership positions.” Mr. Hicks continued, “We greatly appreciate Gary’s 33 years of service to the company – 21 as our General Counsel –and wish him well in his retirement.”
Foot Locker, Inc. is a specialty athletic retailer that, as of February 1, 2014, operated 3,473 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Runners Point, and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including footlocker.com, Eastbay, CCS.com, SIX:02.com, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com, the Company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.