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Eric Wiseman Named to Triad Business Journal’s Inaugural List of Most Admired CEOs

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Eric Wiseman Named to Triad Business Journal’s Inaugural List of Most Admired CEOs

July 14, 2016

VF Corporation Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Eric Wiseman has been named to the Triad Business Journal’s inaugural list of Most Admired CEOs.

The list includes 16 CEOs from companies and organizations headquartered throughout the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina.

Wiseman was named VF’s CEO in January 2008 and Chairman of the Board in August 2008. He began his career with VF in 1995 when he joined the company as Executive Vice President of JanSport and held a number of leadership roles, including Chairman of VF's Sportswear and Outdoor coalitions and Executive Vice President, Global Brands, before he was named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006.

“CEOs shepherd their organizations through the good and the bad. They are forward-thinkers. Change agents. Resilient. Steady under pressure. Reasoned. Discerning,” Lloyd Whittington, Managing Editor of the Triad Business Journal, wrote in an article announcing the selection.

“And for all those reasons, they are as valuable to their communities as they are to their organizations,” Whittington added. “Beyond the impact they have in creating jobs and contributing to the economy, CEOs are also community champions. The relationships and skill sets they’ve honed in the C-suite are brought to bear at local nonprofits and academic institutions and economic development groups.”

Wiseman is also an active corporate citizen in the Greensboro, N.C., community and the Piedmont Triad region, lending his expertise to local organizations including the Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro Partnership, Opportunity Greensboro and Wake Forest University (his alma mater).

He serves on the boards of Cigna Corporation, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Wake Forest Board of Visitors and is a member of the American Heart Association’s CEO RoundTable.

For more information about VF’s management team, visit ir.vfc.com/management-team.