Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Scott E. Becker was named Genesco’s senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary in October 2019.
Becker joined Genesco from Nissan Group of North America and Latin America, where from 2006 to 2019 he served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility. From 2009 to 2019, he was senior vice president with responsibilities for Nissan’s legal, government affairs, finance, strategy and administration. During that time he served on the executive management committee and as member of the boards of directors of Nissan North America, Inc., Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (“NMAC”), Nissan Canada, Inc., and Nissan do Brasil. Becker’s responsibilities included oversight for all legal affairs and government relations for Nissan in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Latin America. In addition, he served as lead administrative and financial officer for the region. From 2006 to 2009, he served as Nissan’s general counsel, corporate secretary and vice president, legal and government affairs.
Becker joined Nissan from Sears Holdings Corporation where he served in various legal roles from 2000 to 2006, including senior counsel, commercial litigation; assistant general counsel, litigation; associate general counsel, litigation; and vice president and deputy general counsel, retail operations, real estate and services. He was chief attorney for Sears and Kmart’s full line, specialty, dealer and hardware stores, Sears Auto Centers, Sears’s consumer credit business, Sears’s home services businesses and its commercial real estate department. Prior to joining Sears, Becker was an attorney with the firms D’Ancona & Pflaum, LLC; Rosenthal and Schanfield, PC; and Sanchez & Daniels.
An active member of the community, Becker serves as a director on several Middle Tennessee non- profit agency boards, including: Tennessee Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tennessee Governor’s Drive to 55 Alliance, and is a member of the board of visitors for the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
Becker received his undergraduate degree in political science, with honors, from the University of Chicago, and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.