Foot Locker elects two new board members
New York-based sports and footwear retailer Foot Locker, Inc. announced on Monday that The Coca-Cola Company veteran Darlene Nicosia and Walker & Company Brands CEO Tristan Walker have been elected to its board of directors.
Nicosia currently serves as the president of The Coca-Cola Company’s Canadian business unit and has spent much of her career at the beverage conglomerate.
Having first joined the company as an analyst in Coca-Cola Fountain in 1993, she has held a number of management positions, ranging from director of Europe group procurement, to VP and chief procurement officer, and VP for commercial product supply.
The executive holds a BA in Marketing and Logistics from the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and an MBA in Business from the George Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business, and has also undertaken executive education at Harvard Business School.
Walker founded Walker & Company Brands, a consumer products company specialized in creating personal care products for people of color, in 2013. The company was acquired by Procter & Gamble in 2018.
Prior to founding his company, he was an entrepreneur in residence at Andreessen Horowitz, having previously overseen strategic partnerships and monetization at Foursquare.
The executive, who holds a BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, also co-founded Code2040, a non-profit connecting high-performing black and software engineers with tech firms.
“We are excited to welcome Darlene and Tristan as new independent directors to our board of directors,” commented Foot Locker CEO and chairman Richard A. Johnson in a release. “In addition to their impressive accomplishments, they each bring an understanding of how to utilize innovation and technology to drive change and deliver growth.”
“Darlene’s expertise in global supply chain and Tristan’s work at the interesection of technology and the consumer experience will make them great additions to our Board,” he added.
Both Nicosia and Walker step into their new role on February 2, 2020.
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