J.M. Smucker exec steps into director role at Foot Locker

Foot Locker has elected Steven Oakland, president of international, foodservice and natural foods at the J.M. Smucker Company, as a director of the company.

Oakland has spent the bulk of his career at J.M. Smucker serving in increasingly senior positions. He has experience in domestic and international retail operations at the company, having also served as president of U.S. retail for Smucker's, Jif and Hungry Jack, and as GM of its Canadian operations.

"We are very excited to be bringing a person of Steve Oakland's talent and caliber onto our board. He has a wealth of experience at J.M. Smucker, with particular strength in marketing and brand-building," said Ken C. Hicks, chairman and CEO of Foot Locker. "I know Steve will be a great fit with and strong contributor to our already strong board of directors."

Foot Locker operates 3,473 stores in 23 countries in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Through its Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Runners Point and Sidestep retail stores, as well as its direct-to-customer channels, including footlocker.com, Eastbay.com, CCS.com, SIX:02.com, runnerspoint.com and sidestep-shoes.com, the company is a leading provider of athletic footwear and apparel.