DSW names head of leased business division

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- DSW Inc. announced the appointment of Christopher Lanning as SVP general manager of the leased business division.  Lanning will be responsible for managing DSW's existing leased business client base and developing new account relationships.

"Chris is an innovative and customer-focused executive with a demonstrated record of success in multiple retail and consumer channels," said Michael MacDonald, CEO of DSW Inc.  "We are excited to add Chris to our senior leadership team and confident he will further develop our leased business division."

Lanning succeeds Raymond Blanton, who announced in March 2010 that he would be retiring in early 2011.