Footwear firm Brown Shoe Co has promoted John Mazurk to the newly created role of president of the company's Healthy Living division, which includes Naturalizer, Dr Scholl's Shoes, LifeStride, Avia and Ryka brands.

Mazurk will continue to report to Diane Sullivan, president and CEO of Brown Shoe Co, and also joins the executive management team.

Prior to this promotion, he served as senior vice president of consumer and retail business development for the company. He has previously held executive roles at retailer DFS Group, children's apparel firm Gymboree Corporation's franchise division and Burdines Federated Department Stores.

Sullivan said: "His background and experience in this area will help as we continue to focus on the key Family, Healthy Living and contemporary fashion consumer platforms."