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Stein Mart Names New Director of Stores

Mid-tier department and off-price chain Stein Mart Inc. has appointed Gary Pierce as its senior vice president and director of stores.

Pierce assumed his new post on May 17. He succeeds Michael D. Ray, who remains with the company as a regional director of stores.

Pierce comes to Stein Mart from Belk Inc., where he has been since 1993, most recently as senior vice president and director of stores for the Central and Northern divisions – a post held since 2001. Prior to that, he was with Dillard's Department Stores for 14 years.