Talbots Names New COO
Hingham, Mass., Talbots Inc. on Tuesday named Philip H. Kowalczyk COO, effective immediately. Kowalczyk previously was president of the company’s J. Jill group.
Talbots said it retained Kirk Palmer & Associates Inc. to manage the search for Kowalczyk’s successor.
Earlier on Tuesday, Talbots said it retained a consulting firm to assist the company with a strategic review and evaluate the Talbots brands in an effort to improve profitability and business performance. The review is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2008.
Duckwall-ALCO Adds Analyst to Board
Abilene, Kan., Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc. said Friday it elected a financial analyst and broker to its board of directors.
Royce Winsten, founder and managing director of Shore Capital Management LLC, has joined Duckwall-ALCO’s board. Winsten has been an analyst, broker and advisor for 15 years and began Shore Capital in 2005.
Storefloors Names Director of Business Development
Atlanta–based Storefloors has named Barbara Leonard director of business development.
Leonard joins Storefloors after working with RYA Design Consultancy in Dallas as business development director. She brings over 14 years of marketing communications and business development experience to Storefloors, focusing on the retail architectural and design industry. Prior to joining RYA, Leonard directed and managed marketing and business development for the Hillier Architects’ Dallas office.