Robert J. Dennis
/PRNewswire/ -- Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) announced today that Thurgood Marshall, Jr. has been appointed to its board of directors. Marshall is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bingham McCutchen LLP. He also serves on the boards of Corrections Corporation of America, Ethics Resource Center, and the Ford Foundation and as chairman of the board of governors of the United States Postal Service. Marshall's professional background includes service in all three branches of the federal government and in the private sector. He has served in roles including Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary from 1997 to
Genesco announced that it has acquired Schuh Group, a specialty retailer of casual and athletic footwear based in the United Kingdom. The purchase price was $159 million. Headquartered in Scotland, Schuh operates 59 stores in the U.K. and Ireland, 16 concessions in Republic apparel stores and one of the U.K.'s largest online shoe websites.