Claire’s Names New CFO
Pembroke Pines, Fla. Claire’s Stores Monday announced that J. Per Brodin has been appointed as senior VP and CFO.
Brodin previously served as senior VP and CFO at Centene Corp., a $3 billion health-care provider. He will report to CEO Gene Kahn.
Diedrich Coffee CEO Resigns
Irvine , Calif. Diedrich Coffee, Inc. announced that Stephen V. Coffey has tendered his resignation from his position as CEO. J. Russell Phillips has been appointed by the board of directors to assume the CEO position.
Phillips has served on the company’s board of directors since April 2007, and will remain as a member of the board. Since 2004, Phillips has served as managing principal of Transom Partners, an executive consultancy group that facilitates and develops new strategies with CEOs and executive teams. Diedrich Coffee has 136 retail outlets, the majority of which are franchised, located in 30 states.
Walgreens Promotes Exec
Deerfield, Ill. Walgreens promoted Steven Lubin to divisional VP and the new position of general manager of marketing for non-mainland operations. Lubin will be responsible for the marketing needs of customers in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
Lubin joined the company in 1970 as a stock clerk in Chicago, and has risen steadily up through its ranks. He became a divisional merchandise manager in 1988 and a general manager of marketing for Puerto Rico in 2004.