Belk president & cmo to take sabbatical, shift role
June 25, 2009,
Charlotte, N.C. – McKay Belk, president and chief merchandising officer for the regional department that bears his family’s name, plans to take a year-long sabbatical to concentrate on ministry work.
After his sabbatical, which begins Aug. 3, Belk will begin an 18-month appointment as vice chairman, providing advice on merchandising strategy and vendor relations. He will also remain on the retailer’s board of directors.
His direct reports -- Kathy Bufano, president of merchandising and marketing, and Amy Wooden, executive vp of merchandise planning and allocation and eCommerce – will report to chairman and ceo Tim Belk.
Les Satinover, vp of visual merchandise presentation, will report to Johnny Belk, president and chief operating officer.