HSN Names Exec VP, Merchandising
St. Petersburg, Fla., HSN announced that Lynne Ronon has been named executive VP of merchandising for the company. She will be responsible for planning and directing all of HSN’s merchandising strategies, programs and policies in its key categories.
Most recently, Ronon was with Burberry, where she had been senior VP, North Asia, since 2003.
Ronon is also a 16-year veteran of Saks Fifth Avenue, where she held several senior-management positions.
Blockbuster Names General Counsel
Dallas, Blockbuster said Tuesday that it has appointed Eric Peterson as executive VP, general counsel and secretary for the company.
Most recently, Peterson was executive VP and general counsel for the former TXU, a $32 billion Fortune 200 Dallas-based energy company
Wal-Mart’s Head of Outreach to Exit
Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s head of outreach to environmental groups, Harriet Hentges, is leaving the company.
The former nun and conflict-resolution expert is leaving Wal-Mart just over a year after she was hired to help the world’s largest retailer rally support from environmental groups and other nonprofits in its battles with union-led critics.
Hentges, who was hired in July 2006 as Wal-Mart’s first “director of stakeholder engagement,” will leave Friday for personal reasons, Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar said.
Tovar also said Wal-Mart is seeking a replacement for the same position and remains committed to working with outside groups on issues including the environment.