Blake Krueger

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Chairman, CEO, & President, Wolverine World Wide

Blake W. Krueger is currently Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, 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 $2.4 billion. 

Wolverine’s portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Merrell®, Sperry®, Saucony®, 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. 

Wolverine’s portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes Merrell®, Sperry®, Saucony®, 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 was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President in April 2007 and was also appointed Chairman of the Board of the Company in 2009.  Prior to that, Mr. Krueger held increasingly senior positions within the Company since 1993. 

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 Chair).  In addition, Mr. Krueger also sits on a number of industry boards, including FFANY (Fashion Footwear Association of New York), 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 five grandchildren (only one granddaughter), 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 which honors an individual who has given greatly to Two Ten through his or her initiative, hard work, dedication and unselfish actions in the spirit of the late A.A. Bloom, one of the founders of Two Ten. He currently serves on the Finance, Investment, and Development Committees.