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Sperry Names New Chief Marketing Officer

Elizabeth Drori has been named the new Chief Marketing Officer for Sperry, a division of Wolverine Worldwide. In her new role, Drori will focus on developing and executing Sperry’s global brand strategy, including the delivery of integrated marketing activations across all consumer touch points and leading the brand’s global marketing, digital advertising, creative services and social media efforts. Drori will report to Joelle Grunberg, Global Brand President of Sperry and a member of Wolverine Worldwide’s executive leadership team.

“Elizabeth is a seasoned, dynamic marketing leader with the demonstrated ability to build brands and drive digital marketing performance,” states Grunberg. “I’m very excited to welcome Elizabeth to the team, along with her talent for building high performing teams and leading them to market new products. Her skills and knowledge will undoubtedly enhance Sperry’s marketing initiatives, including our current collaboration with performing artist John Legend.”

“I am thrilled to join Sperry during an exciting time for the brand,” states Drori. “There is so much opportunity to build on Sperry’s rich heritage, and there is an optimism inherent in the brand that especially resonates today. I look forward to working with the team to expand Sperry’s reach with consumers around the world.”

Drori comes to Sperry with more than a decade of experience guiding fashion organizations and driving revenue growth. Most recently, she was head of marketing for Walmart’s fashion business, leading an omni-channel marketing team focused on driving perception change and new customer acquisition. While at Walmart, Drori launched several new and high-profile fashion brands, including Scoop, Free Assembly and Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara, and oversaw performance marketing to drive double digit growth on Prior to Walmart, Drori served in a variety of director roles at Converse, including global brand management, corporate and brand strategy, and international business development. She also was a management consultant with BCG. Drori holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.

Elizabeth Drori

The March 2024 Issue

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