Feb 15, 2017
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Caleres makes two leadership appointments for Famous Footwear

Feb 15, 2017

Caleres on Tuesday announced two key leadership appointments for Famous Footwear. The company named Karlyn Mattson the Chief Merchandising Officer and Chris Cavalline the Senior Vice President, E-commerce.

Karlyn Mattson, Chief Merchandising Officer, Famous Footwear

As Chief Merchandising Officer of Famous Footwear, Mattson will lead the brand’s buying, merchandising, planning, allocation and analytic functions, and Cavalline will be responsible for the brand’s e-commerce and consumer engagement, which includes oversight of famous.com and the customer loyalty program. Both will be based at the Caleres’ headquarters in St. Louis, and they will both report to Famous Footwear President Rick Ausick.
Mattson heads to Famous Footwear after working at Target for 25 years, where she most recently served as VP, Merchandise Manager of Shoes, Accessories, and Intimate Apparel for retail and online. She also held leadership positions at Macy’s and May Company.

Chris Cavalline, Senior Vice President, E-Commerce, Famous Footwear

Cavalline most recently served as Chief Merchandising Officer of Vitacost.com, a retailer for healthy living products and a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. He also served as VP of Merchandising and E-commerce at Kohl’s and held several leadership roles at Macy’s.

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