Wolverine World Wide has appointed Richie Woodworth as new president of the its Lifestyle Group, which includes the Sperry, Stride Rite, Keds, and Hush Puppies brands, effective January 3, 2016. He will replace Andy Simister, who is leaving the Company to return to the United Kingdom for personal reasons.

Woodworth has more than 30 years of experience in branded footwear and apparel, most recently leading the global growth of Wolverine Worldwide's Saucony brand since 2006.  Previously,  he held various executive roles, including president of Tommy Hilfiger Footwear and president of the Greg Norman Collection at Reebok.

In his new role, Woodworth will directly report to Blake Krueger Wolverine Worldwide's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.