Designer Brands is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Our business segments include world-class design and sourcing operations, a robust wholesaling business, and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
Joanna T. Lau currently serves as CEO of Lau Technologies, an executive consulting and investment company founded by Ms. Lau in 1990. Ms. Lau held leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and General Electric before founding Lau Technologies. Ms. Lau’s previous public board experiences included ESI, InfoSoft, FSI International, Boston Federal Bank and TD Bank. Ms Lau is on the Executive Board of the National Defense Industrial Association, and a member of the Board of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.