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Kmart Marketing Officer to Depart Sears

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Hoffman Estates, Ill. Bill Stewart, a senior VP and chief marketing officer of Kmart, is leaving parent Sears Holdings Corp. to work on a campaign to protect gay marriage in California, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Stewart joined the company in April 2006. He was previously VP of marketing for the Levi’s Dockers casual-clothing brand for five years. Stewart said he plans to be a full-time volunteer for Equality for All, a group waging a campaign to defeat a measure appearing on ballots in November to ban gay marriage in California.

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Tween Brands President and COO to Resign

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New Albany, Ohio Tween Brands Inc., which sells apparel for girls under the Limited Too and Justice brand names, said Monday that its secretary, president and COO Kenneth T. Stevens will resign effective June 27. The company will not fill the president and COO position after he leaves. Also, he is resigning from his position on the board or directors.

“In a series of discussions, I suggested to (chairman and CEO Mike Rayden) and he concurred, that the business was not evolving in a manner that required a COO at this time,” Stevens said in a statement.

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Golfsmith Appoints CEO

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Austin, Texas Golfsmith International Holdings Tuesday announced the appointment of Martin Hanaka as CEO. Hanaka had been serving as interim chief executive since Jan. 9, 2008, and has been chairman of the board since April 2007.

Hanaka became the chairman of Golfsmith in April 2007. He was the chairman of the board of The Sports Authority, Inc. from November 1999 until June 2004, and was its CEO from September 1998 until August 2003.

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