RILA Names New Board Members
Arlington, Va. The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced the addition of several new members to its board of directors.
Joining the board are Eduardo Castro-Wright, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, USA, and Richard Dreiling, CEO of Dollar General Corp. Also, Eric Wiseman, president and CEO of VF Corp., replaces the retiring Mackey McDonald who had served on the RILA board since 2000.
In addition, Autozone CEO Bill Rhodes, was elected to serve as the board’s treasurer.
The new members participated in the mid-year board meeting held on Thursday June 19th in Washington, D.C.
Best Buy COO Steps Down
Richfield, Minn. The COO of Best Buy International, Kevin Layden, will resign, the company revealed in SEC documents Thursday, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Best Buy said that Layden’s last day with the company will be July 4. The company did not give a reason for his departure, nor did it disclose who will take over the post.
Layden has been COO of Best Buy International since January 2008. Prior to that, he was president and COO of Best Buy Canada. He joined the company in 1997 as VP of merchandising.
Charming Shoppes Names New Chairman
Bensalem, Pa. Charming Shoppes Inc. on Thursday named Alan Rosskamm non-executive chairman.
At the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on Thursday, the board of directors voted to separate the duties of chairman of the board and CEO.
Rosskamm has been on the board since 1992 and is the company’s longest standing board member.
Dorrit J. Bern remains president and CEO.