2016 A.A. Bloom Memorial Award
The A.A. Bloom Memorial Award was created to honor an individual who has given greatly to Two Ten Footwear Foundation through his or her initiative, hard work, dedication and unselfish actions in the spirit of the late A.A. Bloom, one of the founders of Two Ten. This humanitarian award is given to someone who has furthered the cause of Two Ten in a visible fashion, or someone who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes.
2016 A.A. Bloom Memorial Award Honoree – Blake Krueger
Blake Krueger is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, and a Director of Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. Previously, Blake served as President and COO of the Company; President of the Heritage Brands Group; and was an Executive Vice President and Officer of the Company for over 20 years.
Blake practiced law at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP from 1978 through 1996 in the field of corporate and business law, mergers, acquisitions and securities. He is a former Director of the Grand Rapids Bar Association Foundation, and was listed in the Best Lawyers of America while in private practice.
A member of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation Board of Directors since 2009, Blake served as Board Chairman 2013-2015, and is currently co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Endowment Campaign. Blake’s leadership and generosity have made an impact on Two Ten, and he has prompted Wolverine Worldwide employees to support Two Ten in myriad ways – setting an example for all other footwear industry companies to follow.
In addition to Two Ten, Blake currently sits on a number of business and industry boards, and has served on the boards of many professional, community and charitable organizations. Blake and his wife reside in Ada, Michigan and have four children. He is also an avid fly-fisherman and active outdoor enthusiast.