Former Shopko CFO joins DSW in same role

Special to The Freeman

April 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, OHIO – DSW Inc., a footwear and accessories retailer, announced Thursday that Mary Meixelsperger has been hired as chief financial officer. She was previously CFO for Shopko Stores, headquartered in Green Bay.

Meixelsperger replaces Douglas Probst, who is retiring May 1.

“We are pleased that Mary is joining the DSW team,” said Michael MacDonald, DSW Inc. president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “Mary is a seasoned executive with a breadth of experiences in merger integration, strategic systems planning and implementation, financial analysis and tax planning. With her leadership, we will position DSW for continued growth and progress towards our strategic goals.”

At Shopko, Meixelsperger also had the role of controller and treasurer for the past nine years. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Meixelsperger will start at DSW Inc. on April 21 and will report directly to MacDonald, according to the announcement.