Michele Love

Chief Commercial Officer at DSW Inc.

Michele S. Love is a seasoned retail leader who currently leads DSW Inc.’s efforts in innovation and services, as well as the Affiliated Business Group’s (ABG) successful efforts to manage leased footwear departments. She led DSW’s stores and marketing as Chief Operations Officer until February 2019. Love developed a passion for shoes early in life, and began her career working in the stockroom at Nordstrom’s West Side Pavilion in Los Angeles. She worked her way up through the Nordstrom organization as a buyer, store manager, and later Nordstrom’s first-ever female merchandise manager. She later served as vice president of designer and salon shoes and was then named as senior vice president of Stores and Operations for Nordstrom Rack, where she led the division’s growth, opening more than 250 Rack stores across the U.S. She joined DSW in 2017. She holds a B.A. Political Science & B.A. Special Education from the University of Wisconsin.


Equally passionate about philanthropic work, Love was a founding board member of Shoes that Fit, a Clairmont, California-based organization that provides brand new shoes to children in need within the U.S. Shoes that Fit has donated more than 2,000,000 pairs of shoes to date. Love also served on the Women’s Auxiliary Board at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, which worked to opened Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborns, supporting women’s and infants’ pre- and post-natal health.


Love lives with her husband and six children in Columbus, Ohio.