Genesco recruits new general counsel

Oct 17, 2019
Scott Becker previously worked at Nissan Group of North America and Latin America

Scott Becker is due to start work at footwear and accessories company Genesco on October 23 as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

He succeeds Roger Sisson, who retired from the Nashville, Tennessee-based firm earlier this year.

Becker most recently worked at Nissan Group of North America and Latin America, which he joined in 2006, serving as general counsel, corporate secretary and vice president for legal and government affairs. In 2009 he became a senior vice president with responsibilities for legal, government affairs, finance, strategy and administration.

During his time at the company, Becker served on the executive management committee and as a member of the board of Nissan North America, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, Nissan Canada and Nissan do Brasil. His work included oversight of all legal affairs and government relations for Nissan in the US, Canada, Mexico and Latin America. In addition, he served as lead administrative and financial officer for the region.

Before working at Nissan, Becker held various legal roles at Sears Holdings Corporation between 2000 and 2006. These included senior counsel for commercial litigation, assistant general counsel for litigation and vice president and deputy general counsel for retail operations, real estate and services.

He was also chief attorney for Sears and Kmart’s full line, specialty, dealer and hardware stores, Sears Auto Centers, Sears’ consumer credit business, Sears’ home services businesses and its commercial real estate department.

‘Scott brings a wealth of legal, financial and strategic experience to the Genesco senior executive team,’ says Genesco chair, president and CEO Robert Dennis in a statement. ‘His broad background and leadership as a chief legal officer coupled with his global experience – especially in the areas of corporate securities, [M&A], corporate governance and compliance, real estate, labor and employment and litigation – will be valuable strategic assets to the company as we build upon Genesco’s recent success and drive future value as a footwear-focused company.’


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