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Senior Leadership Team, Kontoor Brands, A Conversation about the Crown Jewel of Greensboro, (December 2)
December 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Scott Baxter, Chris Waldeck, and Tom Waldron
Greensboro’s Crown Jewel: A Conversation with Kontoor Brands’ Leadership Team
We are fortunate to have as our guests for the December 10 meeting the entire senior management team for Kontoor Brands, Scott Baxter, President, Chris Waldect, EVP of Lee and Tom Waldron, EVP of Wrangler. They will share the story of the company, what the future holds and their commitment to Greensboro.
Scott Baxter, President, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Scott Baxter is President & Chief Executive Officer of Kontoor Brands, Inc. Baxter was named CEO in August 2018 when VF Corporation announced its intention to separate its Jeanswear organization into an independent, publicly traded company. Baxter has more than 30 years of experience in retail, operations, marketing, merchandising, sales and manufacturing.
Prior to being named CEO of Kontoor Brands, Baxter was Group President, Americas West, for VF Corporation where he was responsible for overseeing brands such as The North Face® and Vans®.
Prior to joining VF, Baxter served as Senior Vice President of The Home Depot and held a series of leadership roles with Nestle, PepsiCo and Edward Don & Company.
Golf lovers will enjoy knowing Baxter serves on the Board of Directors of Callaway Golf Company, a premium golf equipment and active lifestyle company.
An active member of the community, Baxter is on the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad Partnership. Baxter also serves as the honorary chairman of the PGA TOUR’s 2020 and 2021 Wyndham Championship.
Chris Waldeck, EVP, Global Brand President – Lee®
Chris Waldeck is EVP, Global Brand President – Lee®. Waldeck is responsible for the brand’s global business, including marketing, sales and distribution.
Prior to joining Kontoor Brands in 2019, Waldeck was President, Lee® and Rock & Republic®, North America for VF Corporation, where he managed the U.S. business for the brands. Before joining VF, Waldeck was with the Adidas Group as Vice President, General Manager for the Reebok brand.
Tom Waldron, EVP, Global Brand President – Wrangler®
Tom Waldron is EVP, Global Brand President – Wrangler®. Waldron is responsible for the brand’s global business, including marketing, sales and distribution.
Prior to joining Kontoor Brands in 2019, Waldron was President, Wrangler® and Riders by Lee®, North America for VF Corporation. Prior to that role, he was Vice President of Mass Brands .
This is a virtual event via Zoom. If interested in attending, please email pcash@greensbororotary. org to request access.
A limited number of slots are available for club members who want to attend in person this week at Natty Greene’s Downtown. See the most recent Rotaryarns email for the SignUp Genius link. Registration is required for the in-person option.