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Geraghty to Succeed Gingerich at Filene's/Kaufmann's

New Chairman Joined May Co. in 1980

William Gingerich, chairman of Filene's/Kaufmann's department store division headquartered in Boston, will retire on Oct. 31. Michael Geraghty, currently executive vice president of finance and merchandise information systems at Filene's/Kaufmann's, succeeds Gingerich.

Geraghty joined May in 1980 as vice president of credit and customer service at May's former May Company, California division and in 1983 was named controller. In 1985 he was named senior vice president of finance for the former G. Fox division. In 1992 Geraghty was named Filene's vice president of credit and operations and in 1996 was named regional vice president of May's credit center in St. Louis. Later in 1996 he was promoted to senior vice president of finance for Filene's and was named to his current position at Filene's/Kaufmann's earlier this year.

Gingerich joined May in 1984 as controller for the former Strouss division in Youngstown, Ohio. In 1986 he was named controller for Kaufmann's in Pittsburgh, was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 1990, and was named senior vice president and assistant to the president of Kaufmann's in 1994. Gingerich was named chairman of Kaufmann's in 1999 and became chairman of the Filene's/Kaufmann's division in 2002.

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