President & Vice Chairman, Designer Brands
Deborah L. Ferrée was named President, Designer Brands in January 2019, and has been the company’s Vice Chairman since January 2006. She joined DSW in 1997 and held roles of increasing importance in the organization before being named Chief Merchandising Officer in 2004. She came to DSW with nearly 20 years of diverse experience in retail with organizations such as Burdines (a division of Federated Department Stores), Ross Stores, and The May Company. Debbie graduated from the Warrington School of Business at the University of Florida and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the business school. Today, she serves on the Olive Crest Board of Trustees in Orange County, California, which is a nonprofit supporting foster care and adoption of children and currently serves on the FDRA Board of Directors and the Ffany Board of Directors.
Debbie joined the Two Ten Board of Directors in 2009. She has served as the Two Ten Annual Gala Chair, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Vice-Chair of the Two Ten Board, and currently holds the Chair position. She is in the Footwear Hall of Fame and has been in the industry since 1980.
In 2015 Debbie 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.