Genesco CEO Robert Dennis to leave role, Mimi Vaughn to succeed
Genesco announced that Mimi Vaughn, currently the company's senior VP and COO, has been named Genesco's next president and CEO, effective February 2, 2020, the start of the company's new fiscal year. In addition, Vaughn was elected to Genesco's board of directors, effective immediately. Vaughn will succeed Robert Dennis, Genesco's current chairman, president and CEO, who will continue to serve as the company's executive chairman. During his 15-year career with the Company, Dennis has led Genesco as president and CEO for 11 years and served as chairman for the past nine years. Matthew Diamond will continue to serve as the company's lead outside director. Vaughn joined Genesco as VP - strategy and business development in 2003, was promoted to senior VP - strategy and business development in 2006, and was named senior VP - strategy and shared services in 2009. Vaughn became CFO in 2015, and was named Genesco's COO in January 2018. She formally assumed the role in May following the appointment of Mel Tucker as CFO.