Byrd Flies to The Great Indoors

Exec to Oversee Operations, Merchandising, Marketing

Sears Holdings Corporation has promoted Teresa Byrd to senior vice president and general manager, The Great Indoors (TGI).

In her new role, Byrd will oversee store operations, merchandising and marketing for TGI and report to William Crowley, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer of Sears Holdings Corporation.

Byrd previously served as regional vice president in Sears' full-line stores organization and most recently was the senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Sears Essentials and Sears Grand.

Byrd joined Sears in 1996 after a 25-year career with Foley's, a division of the May Company, where she held a number of field and corporate positions.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, FurnitureToday
trussell@furnituretoday.com

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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