Dick's Sporting Goods president Joseph Schmidt resigning by year-end

Dick's Sporting Goods is in the market for a new president as incumbent Joseph Schmidt plans to retire by year-end, according to a Sept. 16 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Schmidt joined Dick's in 1990 and has occupied his position since 2009. However, Schmidt isn't the only departure the company will see in the coming months. John Duken, executive VP of global merchandising since 2012, plans to retire at the end of November.

Schmidt has held multiple leadership roles since joining the company in 1990. Dick's will be seeking a new president and COO in the time leading up to his retirement.

Duken joined Dick's in 1999 and worked in the company's merchandising and operations, planning and allocation divisions.

Dick's has named Lee Belitsky as executive VP, product development and planning, allocation and replenishment, effective Sept. 15. He has been with the company since 1997, filling VP roles in risk and compliance, strategic planning and analysis, treasury services, store operations and distribution/transportation. Report

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