Chairman & CEO, Wolverine World Wide
Blake W. Krueger is currently Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed international marketer of footwear, apparel and accessories with annual sales of approximately $2.5 billion.
Wolverine’s portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Merrell®, Sperry®, Saucony®, Sweaty Betty®, Wolverine®, Hush Puppies®, Keds®, Stride Rite®, Chaco®, Bates®, HyTest®, Caterpillar® Footwear and Harley-Davidson® Footwear, and its innovative products are sold around the world in 170 countries and territories through owned operations and third-party distributors. The Company’s brands have over 1,000 years of collective brand equity.
Mr. Krueger practiced law at Warner Norcross & Judd llp from 1978 through 1996 in the field of corporate and business law, mergers, acquisitions and securities, and was listed in the Best Lawyers of America while in private practice. He is a board member of BISSELL Inc., The Right Place, Inc., The Economic Club of Grand Rapids and Business Leaders for Michigan (Executive Committee and Past Chair). In addition, Mr. Krueger also sits on a number of industry boards, including Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association (Past Chair) and Two Ten Footwear Foundation (Past Chair).
Mr. Krueger graduated from Michigan State University, Honors College, in 1975 with a B.A. in Business Administration with High Honors, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University Law School in 1978. Blake has served on the boards of many professional, community and charitable organizations. He has a wonderful wife, four children and seven grandchildren, and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also an avid fly-fisherman, active outdoor enthusiast, amateur historian and rock-n-roll aficionado.
Blake joined the Two Ten Board of Directors in 2009. He served as Board Chairman from 2013-2015. In 2016 Blake received The A.A. Bloom Award. Blake currently serves on the Finance, Investment, and Development Committees.