Tuesday Morning announces new execs
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, June 4, 2014
Dallas – Closeout retailer Tuesday Morning Corporation announced executive changes in the marketing and store operations departments.
Susan Davidson has been appointed as the company’s new svp, marketing. She succeeds Ross Manning, who has left to pursue other professional opportunities.
Davidson’s 30 years in specialty retailing includes her recent position as group vp for merchandising at Sally Beauty Supply, where she was credited with directing nationwide merchandising for stores and e-commerce and spearheaded initiatives that contributed to positive increases in same store sales. Earlier she served as the company’s vp for marketing, focused on awareness and traffic driving programs, innovative customer loyalty initiatives, promotions and public relations, and managed all agency relationships.
Prior to Sally Beauty, Davidson was with personalized gift retailer Things Remembered, where she served as svp for marketing, including merchandising and direct channel. Earlier, she served as president of Zale.com while concurrently directing efforts to improve customer service and enhance customer loyalty programs. Davidson was also previously president of Zale-owned Gordon's Jewelers, where she spearheaded a comprehensive rebranding effort and significantly enhanced Gordon's market presence.
"Susan's proven expertise in developing effective marketing programs, driving customer traffic, expanding comparable store sales, and strengthening the consumer bond will be important to our success as we implement the final phase of our turnaround effort and build an organization that is capable of sustained profitability and growth in the years ahead,” said Michael Rouleau, ceo.
He also thanked Manning for 10 years of dedicated service to Tuesday Morning.
"He has been a valuable contributor, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” Rouleau added.
In related news, Tuesday Morning has promoted Phillip Hixon to svp of store operations from his prior post as vp of store planning. He replaces Don Mierzwa, who is retiring.
In his new role, Hixon is charged with overseeing all aspects of store operations.
Davidson’s almost 30-year career includes operations and store development positions for Petco, Duckwall-Alco Stores, and Michaels Stores, among others.
"Don's significant contributions to the organization include tireless efforts to improve store operations as part of our overall turnaround effort," Rouleau said. "This work has established a solid foundation for us to build upon, and we are grateful for his service."
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