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Russ Hammer '78 Named Chief Financial Officer of Brown Shoe Company

 Global footwear company Brown Shoe Company, Inc. /quotes/zigman/203697/quotes/nls/bws BWS -2.18% (brownshoe.com) announced today that Russ Hammer has been named chief financial officer of the company, replacing Mark Hood as of June 11, 2012. Hood will assist with the transition of duties.

"I'm delighted Russ Hammer is joining Brown Shoe Company as chief financial officer," said Diane Sullivan, president and chief executive officer of Brown Shoe Company. "With his more than 30 years of finance experience, I'm confident he will be able to make an immediate contribution across the company and to the work we've been completing in our portfolio realignment efforts."

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