Comings and Goings: March 2018
Path to Purchase Institute, Chicago
Bill Baumann was named director of sales at the Path to Purchase Institute, a division of EnsembleIQ. He most recently served as regional vice president of business development for Winsight’s convenience group and worked for more than 27 years at Penton, where he held sales, publisher and group publisher roles.
Ralph Lauren, New York
Alice Delahunt will join Ralph Lauren in the newly created role of chief digital officer in April. She will report directly to CEO Patrice Louvet and become part of the company’s executive leadership team. Delahunt will be responsible for elevating the company’s global digital platforms and enhancing the digital experience for consumers across all channels to drive acquisition, retention, value and revenue.She comes to Ralph Lauren from Burberry, where she served as director of digital marketing and led digital innovation on social media platforms globally.
Truco Enterprises, Carrollton, Texas
Former senior vice president of PepsiCo Sales Lisa Walsh was named Truco Enterprises CEO. Her top priorities are expanding distribution of the On The Border brand and accelerating the company’s growth. Walsh also serves as the board chair for the Network of Executive Women.
Albertsons Cos., Boise, Idaho
Executive vice president, West region operations, Susan Morris was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer to replace retiring president and COO Wayne Denningham. She oversees Albertsons’ supply chain, manufacturing and operations functions.
Neiman Marcus, Dallas
Former Ralph Lauren group president Geoffroy van Raemdonck replaced retiring Karen Katz as Neiman Marcus president and CEO. The appointment is part of a long-term leadership succession plan to ensure the company’s continued growth and evolution.
Staples, Framingham, Massachusetts
Former Coca-Cola North America president J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas will replace Shira Goodman as Staples CEO effective April 2. John Lederer, executive chairman of Staples and the company’s separate U.S. and Canadian retail businesses, will lead the office supply chain on a day-to-day basis during the transition.
Stater Brothers, San Bernadino, California
Executive vice president of administration/distribution George Frahm was promoted to president of Stater Brothers Markets. He will report directly to CEO Pete Van Helden. Executive vice president of retail operations Dan Meyer has taken on Frahm’s former duties.
Whole Foods, Austin
Regional vice president Nicole Wescoe was promoted to president of the Northeast region to oversee all 43 stores across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Wescoe brings 24 years of experience at Whole Foods to the role, having worked her way up from a team leader in the bakery, specialty and grocery departments at stores in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas
Judith McKenna, Walmart U.S. executive vice president and chief operating officer, was promoted to Walmart International president and CEO to succeed the retiring David Cheesewright. She will report to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. McKenna first joined the company via U.K. operation Asda in 1996, serving as COO and chief financial officer.
Gumas Advertising, San Francisco
Senior vice president, client services, Craig Alexander was promoted to agency president. He assumes a more strategic role, opening new markets, identifying companies that can benefit from the agency’s challenger brand marketing approach, and working closely with current clients to expand marketing programs.
Meyers’ retail marketing solutions division president Micheal Lane was named CEO, replacing David Dillon and co-owner Chris Dillon Sr. as they transition to the company’s board of directors. Lane serves over all divisions of Meyers, underscoring the company’s approach to providing seamless, start-to-finish solutions for national retailers such as Target and Ulta.
Modagrafics, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Former Printing Specialties general manager Dan Donegan was named operations director for Modagrafics. Donegan will lead Modagrafics’ push to expand work with current clients and win new business. The company spent the majority of 2017 investing in equipment and technology upgrades as well as employee training.