has been elected to the board of directors at New York-based national athletic retailer Foot Locker Inc., effective Dec. 1.
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Payne is president and managing member at Brookfield-based Addison-Clifton LLC
, a global trade compliance firm. A lawyer, Payne was previously president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based law firm Foley & Lardner. He also was formerly president and CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Foot Locker also announced Kimberly Underhill, global president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, was elected to the board.
Foot Locker Inc. operates 3,394 stores in 23 countries under the Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Champs Sports, SIX:02, Footaction, Runners Point and Sidestep brands. It also operates Eastbay.com, footlocker.com and SIX02.com.
"As part of the board of directors’ ongoing succession planning process, we regularly look for exceptional talent that will complement our already strong board and help guide our company as we build on our solid position in the athletic industry, and Ulice and Kim fit that description perfectly," said Richard A. Johnson, chairman of the board and CEO of Foot Locker Inc. "While they both have tremendously broad global leadership experience, Kim's work in truly understanding individual customers and Ulice's expertise in international trade and supply chain will make them especially valuable additions to our board."