Talbots Names Bennett President of J. Jill
Hingham, Mass. Talbots Inc. said Tuesday it has appointed Paula Bennett to serve as president of its J. Jill brand, effective Jan. 28.
Bennett is currently with Orchard Brands where she serves as president and CEO of its Appleseed’s, Tog Shop and WinterSilks brands. She previously served as COO of Eileen Fisher.
Bennett is replacing Phil Kowalczyk, who was recently appointed COO at Talbots.
Eugster to head Baker & Taylor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Jack Eugster, former non-executive chairman of Shopko stores and Musicland Stores ceo has been appointed chairman of book and entertainment distributor Baker & Taylor. He replaces Richard Willis who announced his retirement last week.
Eugster was chairman, ceo and president of Musicland Stores from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he was the non-executive chairman of Shopko Stores.
Kirkland’s coo resigns
JACKSON, Tenn. Catherine David has resigned as president and coo of Kirkland’s.
Robert Alderson, ceo of Kirkland’s will take on David’s responsibilities. Kirkland’s said it does not currently intend to seek a replacement.
David was named president and coo of Kirkland’s in March 2006. Prior to joining the company she served as senior vp and gm of Sears Essentials, Sears Grand and The Great Indoors. She resigned from Sears in fall 2005.