Steve Madden adds Maria Teresa Kumar to its Board as Independent Director

– USA, NY –  Steve Madden (NASDAQ: SHOO), a leading designer and marketer of fashion-forward footwear, accessories, and apparel for women, men, and children, today announced the appointment of María Teresa Kumar to its Board of Directors.

Her appointment expands the Board to ten directors, eight of whom are independent. Ms. Kumar will be a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.

“We are delighted to welcome María Teresa to our Board of Directors. Her expertise in connecting and engaging with young audiences, particularly through digital communications, social media and influencers – combined with her passion for creating positive change in the world – make her uniquely well-suited to assist us in executing our strategy and enhancing value for all our stakeholders,” said Chairman and CEO, Edward Rosenfeld.

About Maria Teresa Kumar

Ms. Kumar is the President and CEO of Voto Latino, which she co-founded in 2004 and built into America’s largest Latinx voter registration and advocacy organization. She is also a regular on-air contributor for MSNBC. Ms. Kumar serves on the Boards of Emily’s List and the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a Council on Foreign Relations Life Member.

Ms. Kumar is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School and U.C. Davis.

About Steve Madden

Steve Madden designs, sources, and markets fashion-forward footwear, accessories, and apparel for women, men, and children. In addition to marketing products under its own brands including Steve Madden, Dolce Vita, Betsey Johnson, Blondo, GREATS, BB Dakota and Mad Love, Steve Madden is a licensee of various brands, including Anne Klein and Superga. Steve Madden also designs and sources products under private label brand names for various retailers. Steve Madden’s wholesale distribution includes department stores, specialty stores, luxury retailers, national chains, mass merchants, and online retailers. Steve Madden also operates retail stores and e-commerce websites. Steve Madden licenses certain of its brands to third parties for the marketing and sale of certain products, including ready-to-wear, outerwear, eyewear, hosiery, jewelry, fragrance, luggage and bedding, and bath products. For local store information and the latest Steve Madden booties, pumps, men’s and women’s boots, fashion sneakers, slippers, dress shoes, sandals, and more.

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