Sears names president of Retail Services unit

Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Sears Holdings announced that Deidra Cheeks Merriwether has been promoted to senior VP and president of its Retail Services business unit, succeeding James H. Haworth who will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Merriwether will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of retail services for all Kmart and Sears stores.

Merriwether most recently served as SVP, procurement and finance. She also serves as a member of Sears Canada's board of directors and is the executive sponsor of the company's African American Associate Network.

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