Lauren B. Peters
Lauren Peters is a member of the Board of Directors at Allegion and chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
As former executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Foot Locker, Inc., as well as an experienced board member, Lauren has deep expertise in positioning global, publicly held companies for growth.
Lauren held a nearly 25-year career at Foot Locker, which included building a world-class finance organization and serving as an integral part of the executive leadership team with responsibility for financial planning and analysis, risk management and investor relations. She first joined the company in 1997 and quickly held positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president and controller as well as senior vice president of strategic planning. Over the course of her career there, Lauren served as one of only 64 women CFOs at Fortune 500 companies; built a track record of expanding profits and implementing innovative solutions and technologies to enhance and streamline processes; and led major acquisitions and integrations in addition to a number of strategic investments.
Today, Lauren serves on the Board of Directors at La-Z-Boy and Victoria’s Secret – both highly recognized consumer brands in their respective industries. Previously, Lauren also served as a director of Carbon38, the digitally led premier destination for active fashion.
Lauren began her career in 1985 with Arthur Andersen, where she rose to audit manager. She then spent eight years at May Department Stores, with increasing responsibilities in the finance area.
Lauren is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and received her B.A. degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.
The Board has determined that Lauren meets the qualifications of an “audit committee financial expert” under the applicable U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations.