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A.R.E. Hires Sustainability Manager

BY CSA STAFF

(Sept. 29) The Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) has hired a manager of sustainability, Lisa Russell, LEED AP.

Russell is working with A.R.E.’s Green 100 task force and staff to implement the association’s green initiatives.

“This new position demonstrates our commitment to support members and the industry in making retail environments sustainable,” said Klein Merriman, executive director of A.R.E.

Russell is leading A.R.E.’s development of guidelines and best practices for sustainable retail environmental products. She is a featured speaker at A.R.E.’s 53rd Annual Convention, Nov. 12-15, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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RadioShack Appoints Marketing VP

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Forth Worth, Texas RadioShack Corp. on Monday said that it has appointed Lee Applbaum executive VP and chief marketing officer. He will be responsible for advertising, brand management, customer-relations management and marketing and will report to chairman and CEO Julian Day.

Immediately prior to joining RadioShack, Applbaum was the chief marketing officer for Schottenstein Stores Corp. He has also worked at Coca-Cola Co., Schlotzsky’s Inc., Footstar, Inc. and David’s Bridal Group, a division of Federated Department Stores Inc.

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Linens ‘n Things CFO to Resign

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Clifton, N.J. Linens n Things reported that Francis Rowan will resign as senior VP, CFO and secretary of the company, effective Oct. 6.

Under the terms of the employment agreement, Rowan is not entitled to receive any severance payments or other compensation in connection with his resignation other than unpaid base salary and benefits accrued through the date of termination.

Scott Hurd, the current VP, controller, and treasurer of the company, has been elected, effective as of Oct. 6, to the additional positions of CFO and secretary of the company.

The move comes less than a month after the company announced that its executive chairman, Robert DiNicola, submitted his resignation. DiNicola agreed to remain a member of the board of directors and serve as non-executive chairman of the board.

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