Shaol Pozez (THS 1942)

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

In 1956 Mr. Pozez and his cousin, Louis Pozez established what now is Payless ShoeSource, a chain of 5,000 shoe stores that allows its customers to self-select fashionable and affordable merchandise in the US, Canada and abroad. Their vision and concept changed the retail shoe industry in the past 50 years. Mr. Pozez was committed to philanthropy and was politically involved, supporting numerous politicians-both Democrats and Republicans. A supporter of the University of Arizona Judaic Studies program, the lecture series is now named in his honor – The Shaol Pozez Distinguished Lectureship Series.