Gap Inc. Named Most Fashionable Employer for New Graduates
San Francisco, Gap Inc. was named the most “Ideal Employer” by undergraduates across the country who are interested in pursing careers in retail, fashion and apparel, according to the 2006 Universum Undergraduate Survey. The Universum study, conducted annually since 1997, polled more than 37,000 students at more than 200 leading colleges and universities across the country. In the survey, participants describe their career expectations and list their most desirable employers. Ranked number 30 overall across all industries, Gap Inc. was at the top of this year’s survey as the primary choice for the next generation of fashion industry employees.
Kroger Announces Executive Promotion
Cincinnati, The Kroger Co. promoted Paul W. Heldman, currently senior VP, secretary and general counsel of the company, to executive VP, secretary and general counsel. Heldman joined Kroger in 1982 as a staff attorney from the Cincinnati law firm of Beckman Weil Shepardson LLC. He was elected assistant secretary of Kroger in 1987, VP and general counsel in 1989, secretary in 1992, and senior VP and general counsel in 1997.
American Eagle Names New VP, CFO
New York City, American Eagle Outfitters Inc. promoted Joan Hilson to executive VP and CFO of the company. Hilson previously served as CFO of Limited Brands Inc.’s Victoria’s Secret Stores before joining the company in September. Additionally, Hilson temporarily took on the financial duties after former CFO Laura Weil resigned to become COO of Ann Taylor Stores Corp.