Steven Madden Ltd, designer, wholesaler and marketer of fashion footwear for women, men, and children, has announced key appointments in an attempt to strengthen the company's executive management team and increase and enhance the Board of Directors. Among the appointments are Richard Olicker, named chief operating officer to replace Rhonda Brown, Heywood Wilansky, former president and CEO of The Bon Ton Department Stores and Jamieson Karson, a prominent New York real estate attorney.