Finish Line Names Interim CFO
Indianapolis The Finish Line announced that COO Steven J. Schneider has been appointed to the additional role of interim CFO, effective Nov. 26. In addition, as previously announced, Schneider will also be appointed president of the company, effective Dec. 1.
Schneider succeeds Kevin Wampler, who is leaving to serve as CFO of Dollar Tree. Wampler will remain with the company through Nov. 25 to help ensure a smooth transition.
Schneider has served as COO of the company since Oct. 2003. He joined The Finish Line in April 1989 as VP, finance and CFO of the company.
The company has initiated a search to identify a candidate to fill the CFO position on a permanent basis.
Best Buy Honored for Disability Initiatives
Minneapolis Best Buy Co. received the Secretary of Labor’s 2008 New Freedom Initiative Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in honor of outstanding efforts and commitment to improving the workplace for its employees and customers with disabilities.
This award recognizes the efforts of INCLUDE, an employee business network operating inside of Best Buy helping build its disability-inclusive culture. The grassroots, cross-functional business group gained quick credibility inside the company by implementing meaningful changes in stores which benefited employees and customers.
Lane Bryant Names Senior VP, Product Design
Bensalem, Pa. Charming Shoppes Inc. announced that Debbie Martin has been appointed senior VP, product design and development, for the company’s Lane Bryant brand, effective immediately.
Most recently, Martin served as the VP of product development for Chico’s FAS, Inc. Previously, she was the VP and group product development director for Liz Claiborne, Inc., and prior to that, the VP of product development for The Talbots, Inc. Martin has also held product development and fashion-merchandising positions at Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman, and Henri Bendel.