Senior Vice President, President Journeys
A 42-year veteran of Genesco, Mario Gallione was named president of Journeys in September 2017, after serving as chief merchandising officer of the Journeys Group since 2010. He was appointed senior vice president of Genesco in June 2019.
Gallione began his career with the Company in the Chicago area serving as a part-time Jarman sales associate in 1977 when he was a junior in high school. He was then promoted to manager and served in a variety of field sales management positions until 1987. At that time, Gallione was promoted to the corporate offices and became a merchandiser trainee for Jarman/Flagg under the Company’s U.S. Retail division. Over the next few years, he rose through the ranks being named the divisional merchandise manager for Journeys in 1994, assuming the additional title of vice president in 1998. In October 2006, he was named senior vice president, general merchandise manager of the Journeys Group.