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R.G. Barry Taps New Head of Footwear

Lee Smith replaces Nancy Coons.

R.G. Barry Corp. has appointed Lee Smith to run its footwear business.

Smith most recently held the position of SVP of strategic brand and channel services for the Pickerington, Ohio-based company. He had previously served as president of Airwalk. (The executive replaces Nancy Coons, who had been leading the footwear division.)

“Lee has played a critical senior role in reinventing R.G. Barry since joining our team, and we believe he is the right leader to drive alignment of our legacy business with the many changes taking place in the retail marketplace,” Greg Tunney, president and CEO of the firm, said in a statement. “He brings to our footwear unit a deep understanding of brands, markets and processes.”

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