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Jo-Ann names Sachs to executive vp post

Jo-Ann Stores has appointed Valerie Gentile Sachs as exec vp, general counsel and secretary, effective Jan. 6.

Sachs was most recently general counsel and chief legal officer for Marconi PLC, a global telecommunications equipment and solutions company headquartered in London. As a member of the executive committee, she was directly responsible for legal, intellectual property, environmental health and safety, and company secretary functions. She was also actively involved in the financial restructuring of the company and the global reorganization of the legal department.