Kohl’s Mansell takes ceo reins from chairman Montgomery
August 21, 2008,
Menomonee Falls, Wis. -- Kohl's today promoted president Kevin Mansell to president and ceo, succeeding Larry Montgomery in the ceo role; Montgomery will continue as chairman.
Mansell, a 26-year veteran of the 957-store retailer, has served as president since 1999. He joined in 1982 as a dmm and was promoted to gmm in 1987; after gaining broader planning and operational experience he was elevated to evp of merchandising and marketing in 1998.
“Having worked with Kevin for over 20 years, I am confident he is the right choice to lead Kohl's Corporation,” said Montgomery. "His strategic vision, in depth management experience, and extensive knowledge of Kohl's and the retail landscape, will allow him to effectively manage the organization for long term sustainable growth."