Former Kmart Exec to Head Mervyns
Hayward, Calif. Mervyns has named John Goodman, a former senior VP and chief apparel and home officer for Kmart, as president and CEO, effective April 7.
Goodman most recently served as president and general manager of Levi Strauss’ Dockers brand.
Michaels CFO Resigns
Irving, Texas Michaels Stores announced that Jeffrey Boyer, president and CFO, will resign effective April 4.
Michaels will conduct a search for a replacement CFO and will consider both internal and external candidates, the company said.
In the interim, the company has named Lisa K. Klinger, senior VP of finance and treasurer, to be acting CFO.
It has also named Richard S. Jablonski, VP of finance and corporate controller, to serve as principal accounting officer.
Brown Shoe Names Two New Board Members
St. Louis Brown Shoe Co. said late Monday it elected Mario Baeza and Harold “Bud” Wright to its board of directors.
Baeza is the founder of The Baeza Group, a merchant banking firm focusing on investments in the U.S. Hispanic market, as well as in Latin America.
Wright has 38 years of retail experience, the first 28 as an operating principal of R.H. Macy’s, the department store chain of Macy’s Inc., and the last 10 years in executive search, specializing in retailing.
Baeza and Wright’s elections increase the number of board members from 11 to 13.