Talbots Names Merchandise Head for J. Jill Brand
Hingham, Mass. Talbots has named Avra Myers senior VP and GMM of the J. Jill brand. In this role, Myers will be responsible for all merchandising for the J. Jill brand.
Myers has held a number of leadership roles, including VP of merchandising and new business development responsible for all product lines and licensing partners during her 21-year tenure at Club Monaco, which was acquired by Polo Ralph Lauren in 1999. Most recently, she was president and GMM for Limited Stores.
Tween Brands President and COO to Resign
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.
Golfsmith Appoints CEO
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.