Payless names SVP women's and accessories businesses

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Payless ShoeSource announced that Andrew Meyer has been named SVP and general merchandise manager for Payless' women's and accessories businesses, reporting to LuAnn Via, president and CEO of Payless.

"Andy brings 25 years of experience as a merchant in the footwear industry across men's, women's and children's footwear categories," said Via. "We are thrilled to welcome Andy to the Payless team and look forward to his valuable contributions as we continue to democratize fashion and design in footwear and accessories for Payless customers around the world."

Meyer most recently served as VP and merchandise manager, women's footwear for Famous Footwear, a division of Brown Shoe Corp. Prior to Famous Footwear, Meyer served as a senior buyer for women's and children's footwear and senior buyer of men's footwear at Just for Feet, a division of Footstar Inc. He started his merchandise buying career as a buyer in women's and kid's footwear for Venture Stores, a division of the May Company, in 1986, and later served as buyer, VP and divisional merchandise manager at Pic and Pay Stores.