Sears names new svp for Essentials, Grand

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corporation has promoted Julie Younglove-Webb to the position of senior vice president and general manager, Sears Essentials and Sears Grand, effective immediately.

Younglove-Webb will oversee all new store development, store operations and merchandising for the two off-mall formats the company has staked as its growth vehicles.

She reports directly to Aylwin Lewis, president of Sears Holdings and CEO of Kmart and Sears Retail. He will become CEO and President of Sears Holdings on Sept. 30.

Younglove-Webb previously served as vp of space planning for Kmart stores, where she directed store refurbishment and helped support the Sears Essentials rollout. She joined Kmart from IBM in 1999 as a team manager. She has held positions of increasing responsibility, including divisional vice president of information technology.

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