Genesco, a global specialty retail company, has appointed Scott Becker as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective Oct. 23. He succeeds Roger Sisson, who retired from Genesco earlier this year.

With more than 30 years of legal, financial, and administrative leadership experience, Becker joins Genesco from Nissan Group of North America and Latin America, where since 2006 he served in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility. Since 2009, he was a senior vice president with responsibilities for Nissan’s legal, government affairs, finance, strategy, and administration. During this time he served on the executive management committee and as member of the boards of directors of Nissan North America, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, Nissan Canada, and Nissan do Brasil.

Becker’s responsibilities included oversight for all legal affairs and government relations for Nissan in the United States, 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, 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.