Tommy Bahama Names New CEO
Seattle For the first time in its 15-year history, Tommy Bahama is getting a new chief executive, according to the Seattle Times.
Parent company Oxford Industries said retail-industry veteran Terry Pillow will step in when Tommy Bahama CEO and founder Tony Margolis retires June 1.
Pillow’s career in the industry spans 30 years, with previous stints at Neiman Marcus, A/X Armani Exchange, Coach and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Also on June 1, Tommy Bahama’s COO, Doug Wood, will take on a second role as president.
After his retirement, Margolis will assume a new role as chairman of the Tommy Bahama advisory board.
Two Duckwall-ALCO Board Members Resign
Abilene, Kan. Duckwall-ALCO Stores announced further changes to its board of directors.
Effective immediately, Dennis A. Mullin and Patrick G. Doherty have resigned from the board of directors, and the board has voted to reduce its size from seven members to five.
With these changes, the board of directors now consists of Raymond A.D. French, James G. Hyde, Dennis E. Logue, Lolan Mackey and Royce Winsten. Mr. Winsten serves as chairman.
These are the individuals who are expected to constitute the slate of directors nominated by the company for election at the 2008 annual meeting.
RILA Hires VP for Asset Protection
The Retail Industry leaders Association (RILA) recently announced the hiring of Paul Jones as VP for asset protection.
A well-respected loss-prevention professional with more than 20 years of experience, Jones will lead RILA’s asset protection and loss-prevention activities and serve as RILA’s representative to its many private and public-sector partners.
Jones previously served for five years as senior VP for loss prevention for Ohio-based Limited Brands. In addition, Jones’ previous experience includes tenures with several major retailers, including Federated Department Stores, Sunglass Hut and Luxottica Retail Group.