05 Apr Rocky Brands Appoints Two Board Members
Rocky Brands Inc. appointed William L. Jordan and Robert B. Moore, Jr. to the company’s board of directors as class II directors to serve until the 2018 annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are duly elected.
Mike Brooks, chairman of the board, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Bill Jordan and Bob Moore to the Rocky Brands Board of Directors. Rocky Brands will benefit greatly from the business judgment of these two accomplished individuals and their knowledge and experience in the footwear and apparel industries over many years. Their perspectives and industry experience will be a great addition to our Board of Directors.”
Jordan, age 45, has been an executive officer of DSW, Inc. since 2006 and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since February 2015. DSW is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, which offers a wide selection of brand name and designer shoes and accessories for women, men and kids. In his current position, Jordan serves on DSW’s five person executive committee and his direct responsibilities include strategy, supply chain, logistics, information technology, human resources, real estate, store design and construction, and legal. Jordan is a 1994 graduate of the University of San Francisco and a 1997 graduate of the George Washington University School of Law. He resides in Columbus, Ohio.
Moore, age 66, has over 43 years of experience in the footwear and apparel industry. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Bhartiya International, Ltd., headquartered in New Delhi, India from April 2013 through March 2017, and is now serving as a consultant to Bhartiya. Bhartiya is a public company listed on the Mumbai and NSE exchanges, whose customers include many prominent brands and retailers including Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Levi Strauss, and All Saints. At Bhartiya and in his prior positions, Moore has had executive experience and responsibilities managing several footwear and leather companies. Prior to joining Bhartiya, Moore was President and CEO of Shanghai Richina Leather Company, Ltd., Shanghai, China; President and CEO of Prime Tanning Company, Inc., Berwick, Maine; President of Sperry Topsider, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts; and President of Bostonian Shoe Company, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Moore is a 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi, and started his business career at Johnston and Murphy Shoe Company, Nashville, Tennessee. He resides in Tiburon, CA.