Deborah L. Ferrée
Deborah L. Ferrée was named Vice Chairman in January 2006. She also retains her role as Chief Merchandising officer. She joined DSW in November 1997 and had served as President and Chief Merchandising Officer since November 2004. From March 2002 until November 2004, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising beginning in September 2000, and Vice President of Merchandising beginning in October 1997. Prior to joining us, Ms. Ferrée worked in the retail industry for more than 30 years in various positions, including serving as Divisional Merchandising Manager of Shoes, Accessories and Intimate Apparel for Harris Department Store, women’s buyer for Ross Stores and Divisional Merchandise Manager of the May Company.