Thurgood Marshall, Jr. named to Genesco board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Genesco has appointed Thurgood Marshall, Jr. 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 2001, co-chair of the White House Olympic Task Force in connection with the 2002 Winter Olympics, director of legislative affairs and deputy counsel to the Vice President, and counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and the Governmental Affairs Committee.

Genesco CEO Robert Dennis said, "We are excited to welcome Thurgood Marshall, Jr. to Genesco's board.  He brings to the Company valuable perspectives gained from his broad experience in business, public service and the law, including a particular expertise in corporate governance and ethics."