Hoffman Estates, Ill., Sears Holdings Corporation promoted Julie Younglove-Webb, 35, to senior VP and general manager, Sears Essentials and Sears Grand, effective immediately. In her new role, Younglove-Webb oversees all new store development, store operations and merchandising for the two off-mall formats and reports directly to Aylwin B. Lewis, president of Sears Holdings and CEO of Kmart and Sears Retail, who will become CEO and president of Sears Holdings on Sept. 30. Younglove-Webb previously served as VP of space planning for Kmart stores, where she directed store refurbishment, while also supporting the Sears Essentials rollout.
Younglove-Webb joined Kmart from IBM in 1999 as a team manager. She has held positions of increasing responsibility, including divisional VP of information technology. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and holds a MS in management and organization from Penn State University and a MBA from Wayne State University.