Gap Names Banana Republic Head
San Francisco, Gap announced Thursday that it has appointed Jack Calhoun as president of Banana Republic, effective immediately.
Calhoun has been serving as interim president since February when his predecessor, Marka Hansen, was appointed president of Gap North America. He will continue to report to Gap chairman and CEO Glenn Murphy.
Calhoun joined Banana Republic as executive VP of marketing in 2003.
Talbots Names New COO
Hingham, Mass., Talbots Inc. on Tuesday named Philip H. Kowalczyk COO, effective immediately. Kowalczyk previously was president of the company’s J. Jill group.
Talbots said it retained Kirk Palmer & Associates Inc. to manage the search for Kowalczyk’s successor.
Earlier on Tuesday, Talbots said it retained a consulting firm to assist the company with a strategic review and evaluate the Talbots brands in an effort to improve profitability and business performance. The review is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2008.
Storefloors Names Director of Business Development
Atlanta–based Storefloors has named Barbara Leonard director of business development.
Leonard joins Storefloors after working with RYA Design Consultancy in Dallas as business development director. She brings over 14 years of marketing communications and business development experience to Storefloors, focusing on the retail architectural and design industry. Prior to joining RYA, Leonard directed and managed marketing and business development for the Hillier Architects’ Dallas office.