Macy’s Inc. Announces New Posts
Cincinnati Macy’s Inc. announced late Thursday that Daniel H. Edelman, currently president and COO of San Francisco-based Macy’s West, has been appointed to the new corporate-level position of president for international retail development.
Robert B. Harrison, previously president and COO of Macy’s Northwest in Seattle, will succeed Edelman as president and COO of the Macy’s West division. Both appointments, said Macy’s, are effective immediately.
Edelman will remain in San Francisco for his new role, which involves researching and analyzing opportunities for international expansion of the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s brands.
Harrison will relocate to San Francisco as part of the Macy’s West senior management team.
Publix Exec to Retire
Lakeland, Fla. Publix Super Markets announced that Ed Shivers, VP of risk management, has decided to retire, effective June 16.
Shivers began his Publix career in 1958 as a part-time front-service clerk in Winter Park, Fla. In 1985, he was named VP of risk management.
OfficeMax Names Lead Director
Naperville, Ill. OfficeMax has appointed Rakesh Gangwal as chair of the committee of outside directors and lead independent director. Gangwal replaces Gary Michael, who did not stand for re-election in 2008. Gangwal will continue to serve on the executive compensation committee and the governance and nominating committee.
Since June 2003, Gangwal has served as chairman, president and CEO of Worldspan Technologies, a provider of travel technology and information services to the travel and transportation industry.